Leo K. Simpson, age 95, died December 7th, 2012, at Golden Living Center in Tell City, Indiana. Mr. Simpson was born in Tell City on December 12, 1916 to the late William F. and Bertha S. (Jarboe) Simpson.
A 1935 graduate of Tell City High School, Lee joined the Army on December 8th, 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 US 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 Company. He then worked 10 years as a lumber purchaser and salesman for the Frank Conklin Lumber Company. 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 4 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 IU basketball.
He married Goldie Anderson in Tell City on November 30, 1945, who preceded him in death on September 11, 2008. They were married 62 years. Also preceding him in death were his parents; a son, Steve; brothers, Owen (Bunny), Ralph and Paul; 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; daughter in law, Yvonne Simpson of Tell City; 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, Aubrey Harth, Eli and Dylan Mucker.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 on Monday, December 10, 2012 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Tell City. Father Thomas Richstatter will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Tell City with military rites provide by the American Legion Post #213. Visitation will be at Zoercher Gillick Funeral Home on Sunday, December 9, from 3:00 until 7:00 P.M. and on Monday, December 10, from 11:00-12:30 P.M. At the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Catholic Church or the Tell City Soccer Boosters.