Kay L. "Tator" Simpson

Born: Sat., May 30, 1936
Died: Mon., Apr. 1, 2019


Visitation

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Apr. 05, 2019
Location: Riverton Christian Community Church


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Apr. 05, 2019
Location: Riverton Christian Community Church


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“Tator” Simpson, age 82, of Riverton, IA passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019 at his home.

Kay Lloyd “Tator” Simpson was born on May 30, 1936 in Hamburg, IA; the son of Charles and Gladys (Praul) Simpson.  He grew up and attended school in Hamburg.  He entered the United States Army in 1955 and proudly served his country during the Korean War.  He was honorably discharged in 1959.

He was married to Sharon Kaye Doty at the Hamburg Baptist Church on September 23, 1960 and to this union three children were born:  Kimberly, Lisa and Bruce.  He later married Patty Louise Gray on February 18, 1984 at the Free Methodist Church in Hamburg, IA.  

Tator worked at various jobs including at Athen Implement, Missouri Beef for 16 years and for Charlie Zanker Farms.  After retiring, he spent his time doing small engine repairs - a job that he truly loved.  He was a member of the Sidney American Legion Post #128.

He is survived by his children:  Kimberly Ann Jones and Ivan of Smithville, MO, Lisa Kay Haupt and Doug of Hamburg, IA and Bruce Charles Simpson and Tina Parmer of Hamburg, IA; seven grandchildren:  Mark, Ashley, Ryan, Cherie, Autumn, Kaitlynn and Christian; six great-grandchildren; siblings:  Rosemary Spiegel of Hamburg, IA, Betty Compton of Hamilton, MO, Bud Simpson of Wakefield, NE, Donna Fritz of Hamburg, IA, Ruth Ward of Riverton, IA, Mack Simpson of Lincoln, NE, Judy Winkler of Phoenix, AZ and Kathi Stutheit of Nebr, City, NE; many nieces and nephews, other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Patty Simpson and two brothers:  Wayne and Bill Simpson.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 5, 2019 at the Riverton Christian Community Church in Riverton, IA with Mike Stenzel officiating.

The family will greet friends at the church from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. prior to the service.

Memorials may be given to the American Parkinson’s Association or the Riverton Fire Department.

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gary barrett
   Posted Wed April 03, 2019
to all the family. our thoughts and prayers are with you all words of hope. psalm 121 ; 1-2 I LIFT UP MY EYES TO THE HILLS--- WHERE DOES MY HELP COME FROM? my HELP COMES FROM THE LORD, THE MAKER OF HEAVEN AND EARTH. THE LORD IS YOUR STRENGTH, HOPE AND LOVE. GOD BE WITH YOU AT THIS TIME. LOVE GARY AND CAROL BARRETT

Dana (Hensley) Babcock
   Posted Wed April 03, 2019
I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. Tator was always very nice to our family and was a good neighbor.
Dana

Calvin Kinney
   Posted Wed April 03, 2019
So sorry to hear of his passing.... He was definitely one of a kind (in all the good ways) Such a hard worker and love for his family.... I will miss his visits... Prayers to all.

Nicholas Kocol
   Posted Wed April 03, 2019

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by All of us.

Condolences From: Myra, Nick, Lindsey, Evee & Emmett


James Trinchitella
   Posted Wed April 03, 2019
My condolences to you and your family Bruce. May the Lord shine His light down upon you.

Michael Lundy
   Posted Thu April 04, 2019
Very sorry to hear of Tator passing. Condolences to the Simpson Family.

Merritt Rae Simpson Hays
   Posted Sun April 07, 2019
My Uncle Tator was the best! I can't believe my daddy (Bill Simpson) passed about a month ago, and now my sweet Uncle. Even though we live so far apart, Uncle Tator was always in my heart as well as well as my entire Simpson family! Love, Merritt


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