Carney Paul Simpson, Jr., age 89, resident of Fort Scott, Kansas, died Monday, June 17, 2013, at Fort Scott.
Carney Paul Simpson, Jr., age 89, resident of Fort Scott, Kansas, died Monday, June 17, 2013, at Fort Scott. He was born September 21, 1923, in Drywood, Kansas, the son of Carney P. Simpson, Sr. and Olive Elliott Simpson. He attended schools in Crawford County. He served with the Army Quartermaster Corps during World War II stationed at Ft. Francis E. Warren in Wyoming. Following his military service, he married Estalee Keeney on January 20, 1946, at the Pawnee Methodist Church. Carney was an avid sports fan, especially baseball. At age 16, he played baseball with the Pittsburg Ban Johnson Team. In 1947, he played one season with the Lynchburg Cardinals, a member of the Piedmont League in Lynchburg, Virginia. In 1954, he began a twenty-six year career with Kansas Gas & Electric Company.
Survivors include his wife, Estalee, of the home; four children, Janet Keefer and husband, Mike, Lenexa, Kansas, Larry Simpson, and wife, Teresa, Savannah, Georgia, Carol Carter, and husband, Ray, Lenexa, Kansas, and Roger Simpson and wife, Kristin, Double Oak, Texas. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, and three great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Wayne Simpson.
There was cremation. Rev. Ken Van will conduct a memorial service at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, June 22nd at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Private family burial will follow in the U. S. National Cemetery where military honors will be provided by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post #1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Friday, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested the Alzheimer’s Association or the First United Methodist Church and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.