Carl David Simpson Sunday, October 7, 1923 - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Carl David Simpson, 93, formerly of Delaware died peacefully on March 21, 2017 at Harrison Senior Living in Coatesville, PA. Born October 7, 1923 in Blairsville PA he was the son of the late John and Adah Hawkins Simpson. He graduated high school in 1942 and enlisted in the Marine Corps where he fought in the Pacific Theatre until his discharge in May 1945. He worked as an ambulance driver for Chester County Hospital while attending West Chester State Teachers College. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in history in 1949. While working at the hospital, he met Betty May Sellers and they were married in November 12, 1950. He began his teaching career as a principal and lead teacher at the Highland Consolidated Twp. in Gum Tree, PA. After 3 years at Highland, he moved to West Grove for a year; then to Kreb’s Elementary School in Newport, DE. He received his Master’s Degree from Penn State University in 1959 and retired in 1978 after 29 years at the Kreb’s School. After retirement, he was active and held many positions in the Rough and Tumble Museum in Gap, PA. He had a love of Conestoga Wagons and collected antique rifles, trains, and tractors. He was mechanically inclined and could fix almost anything that had moving parts. He was active in the Delaware Blues 1st Regiment Re-enactment Society. He was a member of Centennial Celebration of Delaware and was instrumental in obtaining a large cannon for town square in Newport, DE in memory of fallen warriors. He was adamant about the hereos who make up our history and spoke to many organizations about Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Roosevelt and many others. He is survived by his wife, Betty, daughter and son-in-law, Carol and David Neidigh of Phoenix, AZ, a granddaughter, Erin Neidigh and grandsons, David Neidigh and Devon Washington, and an older sister, Grace Milos of Denton, TX. He was predeceased by his daughter, Joy Washington. Funeral Services are being held Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 11:00am at Marshallton United Methodist Church 1282 West Strasburg Road, Marshallton visitation will begin at 10:00am. Interment will be in Marshallton United Methodist Cemetery, Marshallton. Memorials in Carl’s honor may be made to Blairsville Historical Society, 116 East Campbell Street, Blairsville, PA 15717.

Join us on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 5:45pm

Carl and Betty were a happy addition to the residents at Millcroft. We enjoyed hearing the many stories that Carl would tell us about his favorite people who made a great impact in American history. Carl was very outgoing to the other residents and enjoyed coming to the dining room and came to the speakers and entertainers during the years they lived at Millcroft. I will remember Carl and Betty with many fond memories.

Mr. Simpson will forever be remembered as a wonderful and loving person. I  have known him since I was about eight years old. I will forever remember is wonderful smile and kindness. You will forever be remembered as one of the most wonderful people that made such a huge impact in my life along with thousands of other. Rest in peace kind sir.

Carol and Family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a very active, educated man with an incredible zest for history. I would have enjoyed discussing Cival War history with him.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. It's been almost 19 years since my Dad passed. It still seems like yesterday....
God Bless you and your family.

Carol, my thoughts and prayers for God's comfort are with you and your family. Love you,


What a beautiful story, Carol. It sounds like your Dad was loved by many. May your memories fill your heart and help to give you peace in the days ahead. You are in my thoughts and prayers. xoxo

I'm so vet sorry for your loss... sounds like he had a very full and memorable life. 

Our deepest condolences.

Love Charlyn and family