TELL CITY – Franklin T. "Frank" Simpson, 89, passed away Feb. 24, 2014, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville.
He was born in Tell City Dec. 31, 1924, to the late William and Bertha (Jarboe) Simpson.
Also preceding him in death was his wife, Dorothy (Webb) Simpson; brothers, Leo, Ralph, Paul and Owen Simpson and sisters, Catherine Mansfield and Agnes Elder.
Frank was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus 1172 and enjoyed playing golf.
He retired from Tell City National Bank in 1988, where he was senior vice-president and trust officer. An experienced banker, he spent his entire working career at Tell City National, joining the bank after serving his country in the United States Army
. In 1959, he was made vice president and cashier and in 1961 was named vice president and trust officer. He had served as secretary to the board. A 1962 graduate of The Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin and a former member of the IBA Trust Committee, he had been active in professional and community organizations during his 30 years with TCNB.
Frank was past president of Tell City Public Library, past treasurer of Knights of Columbus, National Trustee of Catholic Knights of America, was a member of American Legion Post 213 and Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 2939 and past member of Loyal Order of Moose
, Hoosier Heights Country Club, Tell City Jaycees, past president of Tell City Kiwanis and past president of Perry County Chamber of Commerce. In 1959, he received the Jaycees' Distinguished Service Award and in 1965, he received the Boss of the Year Award.
Surviving are his daughters, Karen Daum of Maple Grove, Minn., Connie Grabert of Evanville and Lisa Fowler of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; a son, Tom Simpson of New Carlisle, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, Brandon Daum, Gina Williams, Stephanie, Nathan and Christopher Simpson, Jessica Rawden, Lauren and Alexander Grabert, Cameron and Brooke Fowler and three great-grandchildren, Olivia and Stella Williams and Connor Daum.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at St. Paul Catholic Church with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery where military rites will be conducted. The Rev. Sengole Thomas Gnanaraj will officiate. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at Huber Funeral Home in Tell City. There will be a Knights of Columbus memorial service at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to
. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.huberfuneralhome.net.