Carl Edward Simpson

Carl Edward Simpson, 72, of Joplin passed away Nov. 1, 2020 at his retirement home in Sarcoxie.
Simpson was born on May 5, 1948 in Joplin the son of the late George Simpson and Hazel Simpson. He attended Diamond Schools, served in the United States Navy. He has lived the Joplin area, as well as Pensacola, Fl., Salem and Boston, Mass., during his time in the Navy. He married Melody Simpson in 1969. They were married for 50 years, and the couple had two sons of their own, Lance and Chad Simpson, along with two adopted daughters, Sherry and Jasmine Simpson.
He began his working career as a Navy Sailor, before working as a fireman for 20 years, and ending his career at General Mills for over 15 years.
He moved back to Joplin after his career in the Navy. He was an avid woodworker.
Survivors include his wife, of Joplin; children, Lance (Denisa) Simpson of Webb City, Chad (Kimberly) Simpson of Neosho, Sherry Simpson of Joplin, and Jasmine (Stephen) Simpson of Neosho; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; sisters, Donna and Kenny of Joplin, and Juanita and Jerry of Monett.
There will not be a memorial service, per his wishes. Memorials of toys may be sent to the Joplin Area Firefighters Christmas for Kids.


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