Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
November 5, 2012 12:14 pm EST


HOWARD — Harold L. Simpson, 95, of East Street, Howard, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Oct. 26, 1917, in Knox County to the late Harley and Lucy (Mavis) Simpson. Harold retired in 1972 from the Knox County Highway Department and worked other numerous jobs including Millwood Sand Plant and driving bus for Howard schools; but his true passion was working at home on the family farm. He always enjoyed a good game of euchre, hunting, baseball and harness racing.

He is survived by his son, Jerry Simpson, two daughters, Joan (Gary) Davidson and Judy Riley, all of Mount Vernon; seven grandchildren, Greg (Angi) Davidson, Shelley (Joe) Menke, Trisha Davidson, Patrick (Darcy) Riley, Jaime (Rick) Muck, Mitch (Susie) Simpson, Jodi (George) Newton; six great-grandchildren, Austin, Noah and Dayna Muck, Cameron Davidson, Jenna and Jaylyn Riley, Dana Menke; and his canine companion, Ben.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Eva (Landis) Simpson; two sons, James Simpson and Jan Simpson; a brother, Richard Simpson; and a sister, Opal McMillan.

Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions in Harold’s name may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. A special thank you to Hospice and nurses Rachel and Nannette.

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