John Andrew Simonetti, Sr.

John Andrew Simonetti Sr.

Age 88 of Vestavia, Passed away October 13th 2020. He is preceded in death by his son, Andrew Vincent Simonetti . He is survived by his loving wife, Margie C. Simonetti and his children, John A. Simonetti, Jr. And Marianna S. Cooper (Gregg), as well as his many grandchildren and great-grand children.

  He was the owner of Johnny Ray’s barbeque in Homewood for more than 20 years. John enjoyed his work, a huge Roll-Tide follower and loved a good game of cards. He was an active Parishioner of his church at Saint Peters. John was a member of the Knights of Columbus and The Equestrian order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. He was also a lector and minister of communion.

 Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. with a Memorial Mass to follow at 10:30 a.m. at St Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 2061 Patton Chapel Rd, Hoover, AL 35216.


  1. Anna Engler on November 14, 2020 at 3:56 am

    I worked for Mr. Simonetti “Pops” at Johnny Ray’s on Valley Ave. for several years in the 90’s & 2000’s throughout & after high school. Pops was one of the first bosses that I ever had- he taught me a lot about the restaurant industry, but he also taught me quite a few life lessons- like how to stick up for myself. Pops also helped me break out of my shell and not be so shy. Pops loved to work hard, loved his family, his church, and his beloved wife Mrs. Marge. I wish his family and friends healing at this time. Rest In Peace Pops ?✝❤?
    Much love, Anna Engler