Dwight Leon "Waffle" Simpson, age 73, of Carl Junction, Mo., passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017, at Freeman West Hospital after a sudden illness. He was born on April 13, 1944, in Yates Center, Kan., to William Simpson and Letha (Mayes) Simpson.
Dwight owned his own fencing business for many years, was a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church, and also a past member of the Carl Junction Fire Department.
He married Nina Simpson on June 12, 1976, in Carl Junction. She preceded him in death on February 3, 2009.
Dwight is survived by a son, David Simpson and wife, Becki, of Miami, Okla.; sister, Cecilea Lewis and husband, John, of Webb City; brother, Lonnie Joe Simpson; nephew, Rusty Lewis; and a granddaughter, Hailey Simpson.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 6, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Simpson Funeral Home, in Carl Junction. Burial will follow in Park Cemetery, with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Cremation arrangements and services are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home, in Carl Junction.
Visit www.simpsonfh.com for online condolences.
Published on July 2, 2017