Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

December 31, 2012

Robert Kenneth Simpson 1926-2012

Young Funeral Home
The Independent

LOUISA — Robert Kenneth "Cob" Simpson, 86, of Louisa, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa.

He was born Nov. 26, 1926, in Louisa, a son of the late, Giles Allen and Nellie Hatcher Simpson.

He was a retired area sales representative for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., he was a United States WW II Navy Veteran, 1944-45, a 1947 graduate of Louisa High School, and attended the University of Kentucky. He was  a member of the 195 Apperson F&A.M., the Scottish Rites of Freemasonry (32nd Degree), Eastern Star Chapter 292, Kentucky Civil War Roundtable, Kentucky Historical Society, National Rifle Association, Rotary International (past president of Louisa Club), Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, and a proud life member of the University of Kentucky Alumni Association. He was  a member of the First United Methodist Church of Louisa.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Giles Henry Simpson, James Laban Simpson, John Franklin Simpson and Charles Allen Simpson; and also preceded in death by stepmother, Georgia Carter Simpson.

Survivors include, his loving wife, Phyllis Pennington Simpson of Louisa; two daughters, Robin (Thomas) Simpson Smith of Prestonsburg; Rhonda (Jeffrey) Simpson Wilson of Spartanburg, S.C.; four grandchildren, Robert Christian Smith, Emma Kathleen Smith, Hailey Robin Wilson and Julia Frances Wilson; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at First United Methodist Church of Louisa with the Rev. Donna Aros officiating. Burial will follow in the Vaughn Cemetery in Louisa.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Young Funeral Home in Louisa.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to First United Methodist Church of Louisa, P.O. Box 763, Louisa, KY 41230 or the Alzheimers Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, Ill. 60601, alz.org.