|Kenneth E. Simpson, 56, of Alexis, died 4:50 PM, Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
He was born March 23, 1954 at Monmouth, the son of John and Dorothy (Smith) Simpson. He was raised and educated in the Alexis area and graduated from Alexis High School in 1973.
He married Lori Nestrick. He later married Sherry Jones.
He farmed until 1988 and then was a professional truck driver, currently driving for Chandler Trucking of Monmouth. He loved fishing, hunting and John Deere tractors. He also loved to visit with friends and tell stories.
He was a member of the Norwood Presbyterian Church and the Keithsburg Boat Club.
His family includes one daughter, Abigail Simpson of Columbia, MO, one son, Nicholas Simpson of Springfield, MO, two sisters, Janice LaPorte of Weldon, IL and Carolyn (Richard ) Yung of Aledo, two aunts, Marjorie Smith of Little York and Gladys Simpson of Alexis, along with nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Taylor Simpson and one sister, Mary Ann Stevens.
Funeral services will be 1:30 P.M. Saturday, January 8, 2011at Norwood Presbyterian Church with Rev. Agnes Brady and Pastor David Dutton. Burial will be in Norwood Cemetery. Friends may call after 3:00 P.M. on Friday, January 7, 2011 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis where his family will be present from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Memorials may be left for his children's education.
Online condolences may left at hooverhall.com.