John Robert Simpson(1963 - 2018)

John Robert Simpson

Springfield - John Robert Simpson, 54, of Springfield, passed away on January 28, 2018. He was born May 26, 1963 to George and Mary Anne Simpson.

John attended Greenwood K-12 and played basketball, football and ran track. He graduated with honors from Missouri State University and was in the Sig Tau Fraternity. He worked for French's and later developed a bug screen business for 18-wheelers. John then served in the U.S. Army for 2 years, serving in the Desert Storm First Infantry Division with commendations. After his service, John developed his own lawn service, which he ran until the present.

John was preceded in death by his mother. He is survived by his father, George; uncle and aunt Dr. Charles and Susan Simpson of Bowling Green, OH; aunt and uncle Michael and Ellen Dempsey of Waterford, MI; and cousins David Simpson, Brian, Chris, and Tom Dempsey and Bill Samuels.

Memorial services will be held at 7:00 PM on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6:00 PM until the time of service in the funeral home.

Funeral Home

Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home, Inc. - Springfield
1947 East Seminole Street  Springfield, MO 65804

Published in the News-Leader on Feb. 1, 2018