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 Rolan C. Simpson

Rolan C. Simpson

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Death 11 Apr 2006 (aged 86)
Burial Avinger, Cass County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 13963277 · View Source
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HUGHES SPRINGS - Rolan C. Simpson, 86, of Tulsa, Okla., died Tuesday, April 11, 2006.
Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Friday in Avinger Cemetery with Davis Simpson officiating. Local arrangements were by Reeder-Davis Funeral Home Inc.

Rolan C. Simpson, devoted husband, father and friend, departed this life Tuesday, April 11, 2006. Rolan was born March 3, 1920, in Avinger, attended Avinger High School and College of Marshall before serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He married Dorothy Bush Simpson of Lubbock in 1947.

Roland was active in the lumber and house building business in Avinger and Lubbock during most of his career. His civic duties sent him serving as a City Councilman in Lubbock and as a potentate for the Khiva Shrine Center in Amarillo in the 70s (the center is dedicated to treating severe burns in children). He retired to Sedona and Phoenix, Ariz., and Tulsa, Okla.

Rolan had a unique style for making everyone he met feel special and welcomed.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Bush Simpson of Tulsa; a son, Dr. John B. Simpson and wife Lynn of Woodside, Calif.; a daughter, D'Aunn Simpson of Tulsa and Port Townsend, Wash.; grandchildren, Kimberly and Dr. David Mauney, Lindi and Dr. Philippe Marco, Douglas and Kendall Rohlen, John David Simpson, Amy Binion of Boise, Idaho, and Cuyler Binion of San Francisco; great grandchildren, Natalie, David Maxton and Mallory Mauney of Atherton, Calif., Philippe, Jean Claude, Xavier, and Isabel Marco of Atherton and Luke, Thomas and Harrison Rohlen of Woodside. The family suggests memorials be to The Khiva Shrine Center, P.O. Box 328, Amarillo, TX 79105, (806) 373-2845, in memory of Rolan C. Simpson.

Amarillo Globe-News, April 15, 2006


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  • Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
  • Added: 15 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13963277
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rolan C. Simpson (3 Mar 1920–11 Apr 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13963277, citing Avinger Cemetery, Avinger, Cass County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Kenneth D. Bogard (contributor 46562702) .