December 11, 1963 - April 27, 2013
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H Frank Simpson went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 27, 2013. He passed away suddenly on Saturday from a heart attack while working in the yard. He was 49.
Frank was a loving and devoted husband and father, a loyal public servant, and a blessing to everyone he knew. Frank was born in Texas City, Texas, on December 11, 1963. He graduated from Texas City High School and then attended Texas A&M University where he received his bachelor's degree in political science in 1989 and his master's in public administration in 1990. Frank began his career in municipal government while still at A&M where he worked in the utilities department for the City of College Station. He held various positions for the City of College Station from 1989-1993.
As is common in public administration, Frank served a number of municipalities over the years, making positive contributions to the community everywhere he went. He served as Assistant City Manager of LaMarque, Texas, from 1994 to 1995, City Manager of Center, Texas, from 1995-2001; City Manager of Webster, a suburb of Houston from 2001-2004; and then as City Manager of Missouri City, another suburb in the Houston area, from 2004-2011. Frank and his wife, Kelly, always wanted to return to College Station and got the opportunity to do so in 2011. He served as Deputy City Manager for two years before being named City Manager in March after serving in an interim capacity since January. Frank was also active in the Texas City Management Association and was appointed to the Texas Municipal Retirement System Board of Trustees by Governor Perry in 2003. Frank dearly loved his family and the many friends they made everywhere they went.
He is survived by Kelly, his beloved wife of 21 years; his sons, Price Simpson and Seth Simpson; and his daughter, Courtnie Simpson. He is also survived by his father, H. Frank Simpson; and two brothers, Link W. Simpson and his wife Ellen of Dallas, and Robert Kirk Simpson and his wife Shelly of Texas City; sister-in-law, Kitty Simpson; sister-in-law, Debbie Beltrand; brother-in-law, Robert Beltrand; and sister-in-law, Wendy Boyd and her husband Brad; along with many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his mother Gloria Jane Simpson, and his brother Michael G. Simpson.
Frank had many diverse interests and talents, including golf, hunting, and outdoor grilling on the BBQ pit. He was especially passionate in supporting Courtnie with her love of softball, and watching and predicting the outcome of sporting events.
A public visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 30 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, located at 2541 Earl Rudder Freeway South in College Station. A rosary will immediately follow the visitation. Services followed by a reception will be held on Wednesday, May 1, at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas. After the reception, a private graveside service will be held for the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Frank's memory and sent to,
at 3833 Texas 6 Business, Bryan, TX 77801 or
to the, Frank Simpson Children's College Trust Fund
c/o of Prosperity Bank-Greens Prairie
710 William D. Fitch Pkwy
College Station, TX 77845.
Published in The Bryan-College Station Eagle on Apr. 30, 2013