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Carroll Eugene "Gene" Simpson

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Simpson, Carroll Eugene "Gene",

Carroll Eugene "Gene" Simpson, 90, of Brandenburg, passed away after a brief illness Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville.

The son of the late William E. and Ermal Simpson, he was a life-long resident of Meade County, and a graduate of Ekron High School. Gene was retired from Louisville Gas and Electric Co., where he worked for more than 30 years as a Gas Lineman, based in Muldraugh. He was also a second-generation farmer, managing his family's property in accordance with his late parents' and siblings wishes. He enjoyed nature and animals, as evidenced by his expert gardening and many pets. He was an accomplished hobbyist woodworker, crafting beautiful items which are cherished by many. He proudly served his country during the Korean War in the United States Army. He will be remembered for his quiet spirit, quick wit, direct, no-nonsense temperament and honest character.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers: Charles Simpson; Robert Simpson; and, James Simpson.

He is survived by his only child, William Shelby Simpson of Louisville; and a niece, Bobbie Jean Simpson of Brandenburg.

His family would like to thank the loving staff of Atria Springdale for making a home away from home. They would also like to thank the staff of Norton Brownsboro Hospital for their expert care and kindness.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 28 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, July 29 from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 30 from 10 a.m. till 1:30 p.m. from the Chapel of Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home.

A grave side service will be held Sunday, July 30 at 2 p.m. at Buck Grove Cemetery.

Memorial gifts in Gene's memory may be made to the donor's preferred charity.

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Published in The Courier-Journal on July 29, 2017
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