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 Melvin L “Frenchie” Simpson

Melvin L “Frenchie” Simpson

Golden, Adams County, Illinois, USA
Death 22 Sep 1998 (aged 70)
East Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
Burial Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
Plot O - 1131
Memorial ID 1182846 · View Source
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Services for Melvin L. "Frenchie" Simpson, 70, of 752 17th Ave., East Moline, are 1:30 p.m. Friday at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline. Burial is in National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, with military rites conducted by Moline American Legion Post 246.

Visitation is 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family.

Mr. Simpson died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998, at home.

He was born April 1, 1928, in Golden, Ill., the son of Russell and Elva Wear Simpson. He married Shirley J. Garland Sept. 20, 1958, in Moline. She died Feb. 29, 1988.

He owned and operated several service stations in the area, including Frenchie's Mobil, Moline. He also owned 8-Ball Coral, Moline. He was an avid stock car racer.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Jackie Haupton, Mount Sterling, Ill., Joyce and Tony Baughn, East Moline, Francine and Mike Neese, Versailles, Ill., Yvonne and Dan Bricker, Orlando, Fla., Vickie Simpson, Moline, and Brenda Simpson, Moline; a son, Jimmie Simpson, East Moline; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Maymie Stoneking, Macomb, Nina Wiegand, Davenport, Geneva Gsell, Moline, and Zelma Hall, Quincy; and brothers, Lester, Simpson, Davenport, Chester Simpson, Davenport, and Lyle Simpson, Texas. He was preceded in death by a sister, Juanita Alfred, and a brother, Russell Simpson.
(Rock Island Argus, Sep. 24, 1998)

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  • Maintained by: Paul Mack
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 26 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1182846
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Melvin L “Frenchie” Simpson (1 Apr 1928–22 Sep 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1182846, citing Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Paul Mack (contributor 47145486) .