The McPherson Sentinel
February 28, 2012
McPherson, Kan. —
Mr. Rex L. Simpson, 88, of McPherson, passed away at 11:38 a.m., Sunday,
Feb. 26, 2012, while in the company of family members at McPherson Hospital,
Rex was born in Helena, Okla., on Nov. 21, 1923, the son of Roy H. and
Edith E. (Campbell) Simpson.
Rex attended the Helena grade schools and graduated from Helena High School,
Rex was a member of McPherson Church of Christ.
Rex honorably served in the U.S. Army as a sergeant in World War II, and
received the World War II Victory Medal.
Rex was a farmer, worked construction using heavy equipment near Enid,
pitched professional baseball for Muskogee, Okla., in the Western Association
for the St. Louis Browns Baseball Company, and later worked as a compressor
man for the National Cooperative Refinery Company, McPherson.
Rex was a member of the American Legion Post No. 24, Veterans of Foreign
Wars Post No., 2715, Masonic Lodge No 72, all of McPherson; and the National
Rex was united in marriage to “Ginger” Snoddy on July 10,
1949, in Muskogee, Okla.
Surviving family members include his loving and caring wife of almost
63 years, Ginger Simpson of McPherson; his brother James “Jim”
H. Simpson of Helena, Okla.; his sister, Mary Louise Sloup and her husband
Allan of Enid, Okla.; many nieces and nephews, other relatives, and a
host of friends.
Rex was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Douglas Leon Simpson;
and two brothers, Don and Rolland Simpson.
Friends are invited to call Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m., with family present
from 6 to 7 p.m. at Glidden-Ediger Chapel, McPherson.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 1, at the McPherson
Church of Christ, McPherson, with minister Gary Witcher officiating.
The final resting place will be at the McPherson Cemetery McPherson, Kansas.
Memorial contributions may be given to McPherson Church of Christ, McPherson,
and they can be sent in care of the Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home; 222 W.
Euclid St.; McPherson, KS 67460.