Reed Simpson, age 88 of Salem, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 5:03 PM, in his residence.

Born March 23, 1928 in Salem, Indiana, he was the son of the late Herbert and Sydney (Summers) Simpson. He retired in 1988, the owner of the old Ashland Oil Bulk Plant in Salem and was the former owner of the old Reed’s Good Food Restaurant.

He was a member of the First Christian Church of Salem, had been a life resident of Washington County and was a member of the Salem Masonic Lodge #21 F. & A.M., the Salem Lions Club, Western Hills Golf Course and served on the Salem Community School Board for 8 years.

He married June 19, 1949 to C. Sue Etzler Simpson, who passed away November 8, 2004.

He married August 20, 2006 to Carolyn (Robertson) Simpson, who survives. Also surviving are: Daughter: Karen (Paul) Owens, Port Charlotte, Florida; Son: Allan (Glenda) Simpson, Seymour; Stepdaughter: Pamela (Richard) Hilton-Platt, Indianapolis; 2 Stepsons: Danny Hilton, Jasper and Steven (Terry) Hilton, Indianapolis; 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Wayne and Kent Simpson.

Funeral Service: 11:00 am Monday at Dawalt Funeral Home.

Visitation: 4 to 8 pm Sunday and 9 am until the time of the service on Monday.
Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions: American Cancer Society C/O Jeanette Nolan 945 North Rush Creek Road Salem, Indiana 47167 or SouthernCare Hospice 1923 South Liberty Drive Bloomington, Indiana 47403.