Fred R. Simpson of Bakersville, NC formerly of Kerhonkson, NY, died Tuesday, June 9, 2009 in Tavares, Fl. at Florida Hospital Waterman. He was 80 years old. Fred was born on July, 6, 1928 in Rochester, NY, the son of William Nelson and Anna Hitt Bullock Simpson.
As a young man Fred was the star pitcher for the men’s fast pitch softball league in Ellenville. Later on he built and owned the Star-Lite Motel in Kerhonkson with his family finishing the final 12 units in 1967. Mr. Simpson had worked for the Eastern Correctional Facility in Napanoch for over 20 years as a Correctional Officer. Following his retirement he moved from Kerhonkson to Pine Bush to Orlando, Fl and eventually settled in Bakersville, NC
On December 15, 1980 Fred married Patricia L. Rougas. Patricia recently passed away and will be buried with Fred.
Fred is survived by his son; Harry A. Simpson and his wife Shirley of Kerhonkson, his daughters; Elaine Quick Schanze and her husband Larry of Orlando, Fl, Melony J. Poppo and her husband Richard of Bakersville, NC Laurie M. Brooks and her husband James of Mount Dora, Fl, and Christine Simpson of Baltimore, MD, his step-children; Shirley Paley, Ellen and Christine Cordaro all of Hurley, Pamela Grue of Chandler, AZ, Jennifer Straub of Melbourne Beach, Fl, William Harrison of Wawarsing and Wayne Harrison of Kerhonkson, his sister; Augusta M. Quick, many grandchildren, step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren and his first wife Lorraine Simpson.
In addition to his former wife Patricia, Fred was predeceased by his second wife Ruth Simpson, his brothers; Richard H. and Harry Bullock and his sisters; Daisy Davis and Harriet Van Demark.