SIMPSON—Dennis Earl Simpson passed away peacefully at his home in Florence, Ore., on October 17, 2022.
He was born on July 7, 1940, to Gilbert and Lois Simpson in Eugene, Ore.
Dennis is survived by his wife, Mary. They were married in Reno, Nev., on Feb. 4, 1983, and moved to Florence, where he ran his own business of yard maintenance. He had two stepchildren, Elaine Williams and John Laloli and his wife Dianne. He is also survived by grandchildren and spouses, Jacob and Bryndie Gulledge, Jeff and Bari Gulledge, Joseph and Jessica Brissette, Whitney Williams and Wade Williams. He is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren.
Dennis was an Army veteran, serving during the Viet Nam era as a cook. He was very active in the Florence Elks Lodge #1858 and served as an Exalted Ruler.
He loved baseball, football and being outdoors. He was a hard worker and loyal husband, grandfather and friend.
Services will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are made through Burns's Riverside Chapel.