Leo K. Simpson, age 95, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills in Tell City.
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Mr. Simpson was born in Tell City Dec. 12, 1916, to the late William F. and Bertha S. (Jarboe) Simpson.
A 1935 graduate of Tell City High School, Lee joined the Army Dec. 8, 1941, and served until September 1945 as a crew chief on a B26D Martin Marauder with the 444th Bomb Squadron 320th Bomb Group in the 9th and 12th U.S. Army Air Force. He served in England, North Africa, Corsica, Sicily, France, Germany and Austria.
In 1982, he retired after 43 years of service as the production manager for the Tell City Chair Co. He then worked 10 years as a lumber purchaser and salesman for the Frank Conklin Lumber Co. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, American Legion Post 213 and was a 76-year member of the Hoosier Heights Country Club where he was club champion four times. He was also a charter member of the Tell City Jaycees and served as mayor of Tell City in 1959. He enjoyed Tell City sports, politics and Indiana University basketball.
He married Goldie Anderson in Tell City, Nov. 30, 1945, who preceded him in death Sept. 11, 2008. They were married 62 years. Also preceding him in death were his parents; a son, Steve; brothers Owen (Bunny), Ralph and Paul and sisters, Catherine Mansfield and Agnes Elder.
Surviving are his sons, Kenny (Sandra), Bill (Connie) and Richard (Brenda), all of Tell City; a brother, Frank Simpson of Tell City; his grandchildren, Leo, Thomas, Will, Jeff, Phillip, Stephanie, Valarie and Zachary Simpson, Laura Mhapsekar, Sara Harth, Caroline Mucker, Jennifer Carney, Steven and David Theriot and four great-grandchildren, Makayla Schraner, Au-brey Harth, Eli and Dylan Mucker.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, (today) at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City. The Rev. Thomas Richstatter will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Tell City with military rites performed by the American Legion Post 213.
Visitation was set for 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 and from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home in Tell City.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Catholic Church or the Tell City Soccer Boosters.
Messages of condolence may be left online at www.zoercher-gillickfuneralhome.com.
Published in Perry County News on Dec. 10, 2012