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Roy C. Simpson, age 97 of Neoga, Il., formerly of Villa Grove, Il., died Thursday April 13, 2017 at his home in Neoga.
Funeral services were held and burial was in Villa Grove Cemetery. Joines Funeral Home (Il Rt 130 S) Villa Grove, Il., is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Simpson was born December 26, 1919 in Garrett, Il., a son of Vic and Myrtie (Smith) Simpson. He married Wanda Rosemary Keith Dec. 26, 1940 , she died Oct. 12 , 1998. He then married Agnes Soliday, June 19, 2001. She survives in Neoga. Also surviving are two sons, Randy Simpson of Villa Grove and Roy Simpson Jr. of Charleston, Il., five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mr. Simpson was preceded in death by his first wife, parents, two sons Reggie and Rodney.
Roy was a farmer in his early life, a U.S. Army Veteran during WW II and worked for McDonnell Douglas Aircraft and JA Hill and Sons Construction. He owned and operated a Standard Oil Agency. In leiu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Heartland Christian Village (101 Trowbridge Rd) Neoga, Il. 62447
Published on April 21, 2017
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