Osvaldo Simon-Sanchez also known as "Obie" was born July 25, 1944 to Hiviena Sanchez and Alcelvo Simon from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Obie was a man of great faith, who not only loved the Lord but, loved all his family and friends so very much. Obie enjoyed the little things in life, like fixings on automobiles and fishing. He would enjoy taking whoever he could to go fishing with him but, he loved it more when he would go with his son Tony. Overall, he really loved and devoted his life to his Lord and Savior, where he later on became saved and accepted Him into his life completely where he became a member of Faith Temple Church of God. "All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away" - St. John 6:37 Obie is preceded in death by his mother Hiviena Sanchez and father Alcelvo Simon. Obie leaves behind to cherish his memory, his brothers and sisters: Ramona, Jose, & Frankie all of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba: a wife Gladys Byrd of Humboldt, TN.; she is and always will be his one and only true piece of gold; his son Tony (Melissa) Carouthers of Kalamazoo, MI; five Grandchildren: Arkaryia, Asianah, and Kee 'Arie Carouthers, Sanna and Xavier Glover all of Kalamazoo, MI., along with a host of friends that he loved and cherished.