In loving memory of H. Frank Simpson who passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at the age of 90 of natural causes.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 10, 2019 at St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church, 1604 9th Avenue, Texas City, TX. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery, 7301 Memorial Street, Hitchcock, TX. A visitation will be held Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m., at St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church, followed immediately by a vigil.
Born to Link Wilson Simpson and Mary Price Simpson in Louisville Kentucky on July 21, 1928, the family moved to Texas City, TX early in his life and Frank became a lifetime resident of Texas City. He graduated from Texas City Central High School in 1945. Frank then attended Texas A&M University where he proudly joined the Corps of Cadets and graduated with the class of 1949 with a business degree.
After serving with the Army in Germany after World War II, he married the love of his life, Gloria Jane Castello, and they returned to Texas City where Frank worked in the automobile industry until he joined Texas City ISD as Director of Physical Services from 1971 until he retired in 1989.
Throughout his life, Frank was a true servant to the city of Texas City and everyone he knew. He was elected and served on the TCISD School Board for 6 years, served as a City Council member for 18 years, held multiple volunteer positions at St. Mary's over the years, and served as President of the Houston Galveston Area Council in 1998.
Frank dearly loved his family and was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather throughout his life. He is preceded in death by his wife Gloria; his sons, Michael Gerard Simpson and H. Frank Simpson, and by his sister, Reverend Mary Michael Simpson. He is survived by son, Link Simpson and wife Ellen; daughters, Kitty Simpson and Kelly Simpson; son, Kirk Simpson and wife Shelly; grandchildren, Melanie (and Ryan) Frazier, Garrett (and Kate) Simpson, Madison (and Sam) Padgett, Garner Simpson, Kaylin Simpson, Sara (and Jason) Hubertus, Katie (and Brian) Floeck, Zack (and Carly) Simpson, Price Simpson, Seth Simpson, and Courtnie Simpson; great-grandchildren, Rowan, Whitman and Thatcher Frazier, Graham Simpson, Easton Padgett, Weston, Ellie, and Lexie Hubertus, Ford, Caroline and Holly Floeck, and Zeke and Zev Simpson.
Over the years Frank spent countless hours on the golf course, usually early in the morning with good friends, or in a deer blind (VERY early in the morning). He loved the outdoors and simply being with friends and family, sharing stories, and enjoying life. He will be truly missed, but his family celebrates a full life, well lived, and we all look forward to seeing him again in heaven.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: Saint Vincent de Paul in care of Saint Mary of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church, 1604 9th Avenue Texas City, TX 77590 or the charity of your choice.
Dear Simpson Family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Uncle Frank was a man loved by all, and will be greatly missed. Our family has a very special bond that has been passed down by every generation, and that is "Family is the most important thing in life". We are so very blessed to be part of this family. I have such wonderful fond memories from a child to an adult of Uncle Frank, and the Simpson family. I hold dear to my heart all the family reunions we had over the years. These were the best weekend of that summer we were all together. I remember coming to Texas City in the summers, and Uncle Frank & Aunt Gloria would take all of us cousins crabbing. This was so much fun; something you don't get a chance to do in Arizona. I also remember catching fireflies (even though I never heard of them), but I sure did love putting them in a jar, and watching them all light up. Sending lots of prayers and love to the whole Simpson Family. I Love you Uncle Frank. Rest in peace, and fly high with the Angels. Love Always, Kathy, Richard, and Sean Elder
Kathy ElderAllen, TX
An example to others from the time I first met him in the sixth grade! My love and prayers to all the Simpson family
Betty GatesTexas City, TX
I wanted to say to the Simpson family I am so sorry for your loss, he was a good man, he will be missed. Although I did not know him personally I believe I saw him a few times one of the times is when me and John went with his Parents to Texas City and my Father-in-laws side threw me and John a baby shower they surprised us with one we didn't know until that evening, it was real special to me and John I will always cherish that memory I believe that was the first time I met him, I believe I went around the room hugging everyone in the room it was a exciting time in our lives a very good memory. I will always remember him he was a wonderful person.
Elizabeth Castello( Lisa)La Porte, TX
I'm so sorry Kitty and family. He was so sweet and would come help kids learn how to read during my HOSTS class at RW. He will be missed.
Lori Prouty MackeySan Augustine, TX
My prayers are with his family. He was the best boss I ever had. He always had time for you, just to talk and the many cups of coffee he always shared with the bus drivers. He is with his loving wife again and will be together for eternity. I was so blessed to have known both of them. You will never be forgotten Mr. Simpson.
Miss Buffie (Betty Patten)
Betty Patten (Miss Buffie)Texas City, TX
Link, Ellen and family,
We are so sorry for the loss of your father, but we know your comfort is in the Lord. He now stands along with his family in the glory of our Lord and Savior. With love and heartfelt condolences.
Bill and Marji Fuerst
Bill and Marji FuerstTexarkana, TX
Prayers and thoughts with this precious family! Granddaddy is having a celebration in heaven with his family, they all greeted him as he entered the gates!
Paula smithAlvin, TX