DENNIS R. SIMPSON, 67 of Filson, IL passed away at 4:27 P.M. on Friday, August 1, 2014 at his residence in Filson, IL.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main in Arcola, IL. Rev. Jess Adams will officiate. Burial with military rites will be in the Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Monday, August 4, 2014 at the funeral home.
Dennis was born on June 21, 1947 in Tuscola, IL. He was a son of Murle D. and Grace (Peasley) Simpson. He married Susan Reece on July 13, 1973 in Arcola, IL.
Dennis is survived by his wife Susan Simpson of Filson, IL; two sons, Jason Simpson and his wife Jamie of Filson, IL and Justin Simpson and his wife Brittnie of Oakland, IL; two granddaughters, Ava and Ema Simpson both of Filson, IL and one brother, Gary Simpson and his wife Nancy of Yoakum, TX.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Dennis graduated from Arcola High School in 1965.
He was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War having attained the rank of Sergeant E5.
He retired from Kal-Kan in Mattoon, IL in 2003 with over 21 years of service.
Dennis enjoyed woodworking, stock-car racing at Charleston Speed Way, boxing, being outside, fishing, horseback riding, antique tractors, feeding squirrels and birds, and spending time with family and friends, especially his two granddaughters. He also always liked to go for the traditional “Sunday Drive.” He was known by many to have the gift of gab. He will be remembered as a loving husband, dad, and papa.