Funeral services for Roy Simpson, popular member of the city fire department,
who died suddenly while on watch duty at No. 2 fire hall Monday night, will be
held this afternoon at 2 o'clock in Wann's Chapel, with the Rev. J. W. Inzer and
the Rev. W. S. Keese officiating. Interment will be will be made in the police
and fireman's plot in Forest Hills cemetery, with the Worley lodge, No. 601, F.
and A. M. in charge of the graveside services.
Active pallbearers, chosen from the ranks of the city fire department,
will be A. E. McClure, H. B. Weese, B. A. Pogue, R. E. Ward, W. R. Teppenpaw, T.
E. Arledge, Joe Brown and G. W. Clinton. Honorary pallbearers will be
Commissioner Eugene Bryan, Chief Toomey, Chiefs Ray Bryan, Robert Jones and Amos
Teppenpaw, A. M. Moore, T. C. Betterton, E. A. Weigel and Capt. H.L. Fisher, of
the Mission Ridge fire department.
Simpson's death came suddenly, while he was seated at the watch desk at
No. 2 fire hall, where he was assistant engineer of No. 2 engine company.
Earlier in the afternoon he had packed a grip in preparation for a trip to
Nashville to represent Worley lodge, No. 601, F. and A. M., at grand lodge
meeting. Simpson was worshipful master at his lodge and was held in high esteem
in fraternal circles in which he moved.
by Gary P. Martin