Dennis L. Simpson

Moro | Wednesday, June 12 2013

Dennis L. Simpson, 55, passed away unexpectedly at 6:50 pm on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at his home.

He was born March 3, 1958 in Wood River, IL, the son of Donald L. Simpson and Phyllis “Wiggy” (Melvin) Walker. 

He formerly married Beverly Gansz Cover on July 30, 1988.  She survives.

He started wood working when he was only 16 years old and continued in that craft working for the Local 6 Carpenters Union out of St. Louis, MO.  He was very gifted in his work and was teaching his two sons carpentry work.  He enjoyed fishing and boating, with the fastest boat on the Mississippi River.  He loved carpentry work including finishing work and making custom cabinets.

He is survived by his mother, Phyllis of Bethalto; his father Donald of West Frankfurt, IL; his stepfather, who raised him, Edward Hamlett of Tightwade, MO and two sons, Nic Simpson of Columbia, MO and Josh Simpson of Bunker Hill.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Bobby Walker.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm on Monday, June 17, 2013 at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto.  A funeral service will be held at 7 pm with Pastor Charles West officiating.

Private burial will be at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.

Memorials may be made to the family for a college fund for his boys. 

Online condolences and guestbook may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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