SEYMOUR, Ind. — Calvin Bruce "Bud" Simpson, 90, of Seymour, Indiana, passed away, at 6:17 p.m. on Oct. 15, 2016, at his grandson's Seymour residence. Born March 18, 1926, in Racine, Ohio to the late James Edward and Gretta Howell Simpson. He graduated from Racine High School in 1943 and he then immediately went to work on a river boat at the age of 17. Working for Tommy Campbell Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he studied and worked his way up to pilot and then became a Captain working until his retirement from the Ohio River Company. He was a beloved brother. He joined the Racine Baptist Church at a young age and was a lifelong Christian. He was also a prominent business man and owned the Barne-Simpson Insurance, several drive-ins, restaurants, and steak houses in two states. He lived many of his retired years in Florida and recently returned to Seymour. He then married the late Gladys Folden on Nov. 9, 1946. This union was blessed with one son, the late Calvin Bruce Simpson Jr. who was born in 1948. In addition to his parents and son, Bud is preceded in death by his second spouse, Betsy Simpson, a brother, Gerald Gene "Smoke" Simpson. Bud is survived by his grandsons, Bruce and Shane Simpson, both of Seymour, Indiana, Todd Sheets, of Pomeroy, Shawn Christian, of Seymour, Indiana; daughter-in-law, Brenda Simpson, of Seymour; two sisters, Lillian (Bill) Hayman, and Mary Louise (Ernest) Shuler; sister-in-law, Shirley (Gerald) Simpson, all of Racine. Seven nephews and five nieces also survive. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. in the Cremeens-King Funeral Home, Racine on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. Pastor Bill Marshall will officiate. Interment will follow in the Letart Falls Cemetery. Friends may call two hours prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.cremeensfuneralhome.com .
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