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Robert Lewis (Bobby) Simpson, Adair Co., KY (1939-2016)

He attended the Bloomington School in Adair County, KY. He was the oldest member of the Double Y Saddle Club. He owned and operated the Simpson's Body Shop for 47 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, sports, gardening, history, working with dogs and horses, story telling, Westerns, and spending quality time with family. He was the son of the late CoyL. and Edith Burton Simpson. His wife of 58 years, Judy Burton Simpson survives. He leaves 34 direct living descendants.
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Robert Lewis "Bobby" Simpson, 77 of Edinburgh, IN, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016 at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis, IN.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12pmCT/1pmET, , Wednesday, May 11, 2016 by Reverend Lewis Burton at Who-So-Ever-Will Community Church, 623 S Eisenhower Drive, Edinburgh, IN. Calling will be from 1pm-8pmCT/2pm-9pmET Tuesday at the church and from 9amCT/10amET, until time of service at the church. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh, IN.


Robert Lewis (Bobby) Simpson, Adair Co., KY (1939-2016)


He was born February 25, 1939 in Columbia, Adair County, KY. He was the son of Coy L. and Edith (Burton) Simpson. He died in Indianapolis, Marion County, IN, Sunday, May 8, 2016, at the age of 77 years, two months, and 13 days.

He married Judy (Burton) Simpson on June 29, 1957 in Edinburgh, IN, who survives. He is also survived by:
  • His children: Jeff (Rhonda) Simpson of Edinburgh, IN: Pam (Sam) Burton of Edinburgh, IN; Phyllis (Sam.) Wiser of Franklin, IN; and Greg (Jhaunna) Simpson of Edinburgh, IN

  • Two brothers: Osbert Simpson and Luther Simpson, both of of Edinburgh, IN

  • Two sisters: Phyllis Allison of Edinburgh, IN; and May Grant of Glasgow, KY

  • Grandchildiren: Andie Simpson, Chris (Shelia) Simpson, Josh (Heather) Burton, Sam. (Rahchelle) Burton, Rohert T. (Wildari) Wiser, Lewis (Cherie) Wiser, Cherl Burton, Gregory Simpson, Steven Simpson, Milton Simpson, Jesse (Murphy) Simpson, and Robert "Bobby" Simpson

  • Eighteen great-grandchildren

  • Numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Clifton Simpson; and two granddaughters, Tamela Wiser and Orason Simpson; a grandson, Joshua David (Simpson) Lentz; and a great-grandson, Jasper Simpson.

He attended the Bloomington School in Adair County, KY. He was the oldest member of the Double Y Saddle Club. He owned and operated the Simpson's Body Shop for 47 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, sports, gardening, history, working with dogs and horses, story telling, Westerns, and spending quality time with family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Edinburgh Park and Recreation to be used for purchasing pool passes for Edinburgh children who are in need. We do this in honor of our huaband, father. and grandfather because he loved children.

This obituary a courtesy to the family by Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY.

Arrangements made by Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home in Edinburgh.



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