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Dr. George W. Simpson, 91, Franklin

Dr. George W. Simpson, 91, a longtime Franklin resident, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012.

Dr. Simpson was born Sept. 25, 1920, in Benton County to the late Henry E. and Iva Clarise (Bray) Simpson.

He graduated from Monrovia High School, received his undergraduate degree at Indiana University School of Dentistry and received his postdoctoral degree at the University of Michigan. Dr. Simpson practiced family dentistry in Franklin for 61 years and also served as the staff dentist at Indiana Masonic Home for 40 years. He taught graduate classes in prosthodontics at IU School of Dentistry from 1961 to 1994. He was a member of the American Dental Association and International Academy of Gnathology. He was a fellow of the American College of Dentistry and International College of Dentists. He also was a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society and the John F. Johnston Society. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and later served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Dr. Simpson was almost as passionate about his hobbies as he was dentistry. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed traveling, gardening and photography. He raised trial dogs, showed horses and was a beekeeper. Dr. Simpson will be missed for his gentlemanly ways, a great sense of humor and generous spirit.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Virginia Ruth “Ginnie” Griggs Simpson.

Survivors include one daughter, Soosie (Bernie) Schrader of Nashville; a grandson, Corey (Sara) Schrader of Greenwood; and one great-grandson, Oren Schrader.

The memorial service was Saturday, Aug. 11, at Swartz Family Community Mortuary in Franklin. Inurnment was in West Union Cemetery, Monrovia.

Memorial contributions can be made to Happy Hollow Children’s Camp, 615 N. Alabama St., No. 228, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Carlisle–Branson Funeral Service and Crematory, Mooresville.

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