Roy Simpson
1928

    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.

January 26, 1928

 

Submitted by Gary P. Martin
jgmartin@mindspring.com