Nolan E. Simpson, 88, of Fort Branch, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Linda E. White Hospice House in Evansville. He was born August 6, 1930 in Gentryville, IN in Spencer County, to the late Alton and Matilda (Moesner) Simpson, then lived in Haubstadt and Owensville. He was a 1947 graduate of Haubstadt High School. On September 29, 1950 he married Lois Mauck and they had 60 years together, until her passing in 2011. He was drafted into the U. S. Army from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean War, and then later worked for the Mauck Brothers Farm and then the Warren Mauck Farm. Nolan loved working on the farm where he and his wife raised their children. He then retired from Duke Energy in 1995. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t do, he was always working or doing something. He was a great man and helped out anyone that he could. He had the biggest heart a man could have. On September 25, 2010 Nolan and Lois renewed their wedding vows with all their children and grandchildren. On May 6, 2017 he went on the Southern Indiana Honor Flight EVV6 and had the time of his life. He was also an avid IU basketball fan.
Nolan is survived by a daughter, Brenda Starcher of Springfield, MA; 3 sons, Steve (Mary) Simpson of Severn, MD, Randy (Linda) Simpson of Fort Branch and Mark Simpson of Owensville; 11 grandchildren, Sean Starcher, Sherri Tarleton, Steven, Ricky and Nathan Simpson, Terry and Greg Broshears, Chris Stanton, Brian Tharp, Brittany and Heaven Simpson; 17 great grandchildren, and one very special great granddaughter who was his cheerleader who rooted for him to get up every day, Tallulah Marie Wright; 3 sisters, June Mauck of Hobart, IN, Jeanne Phillips of Belleville, MI and Pat (Steve) Knapp of Evansville; 2 brothers, Cledith (Judy) Simpson of Marietta, Ga and Jerry (Jackie) Simpson of Haubstadt; an aunt, Dorothy Taylor of Boonville; also several nieces and nephews, and a very good and dear friend, Leo Ellsworth.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lois in 2011; a brother, Kenneth in 1932; a daughter-in-law, Vickie Simpson in 1988; a great grandson, Tobias Simpson in 2002; a son, Jim in 2006; a sister, Edith Wheat in 2015 and a daughter, Debbie in 2018.
A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with Rev. Bob Douglas officiating. Burial will follow at Mauck Cemetery near Owensville, with military rites by Retired Military Veterans. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Monday, July 22nd at Colvin Funeral Home.
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