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Joe L. Simpson

Canton – Joe L. Simpson, 90, of Canton, passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Renaissance Care Center in Canton. He was born on February 3, 1928 in Rushville, IL. He was the youngest son of Glen and Zella (Skiles) Simpson. On October 22, 1949 he married Estelle Barnett who survives and lives in Canton.

Also surviving is his only daughter, Sharon (Steve) Ladd of Ft. Worth, Texas; granddaughter, Stacey (Scott) Butler of Houston; grandson, Stephen (Marisa) Ladd of Austin, Texas; and five great-grandchildren that Joe adored, Chloe, Bryce, Nathan, Tyson, and Savannah; nephew, Larry Simpson of Canton; nieces, Victoria Yeager of Texas and Debra Sheel of Missouri.

He was preceded in death by both parents, and his brothers, Newton and Victor Simpson.

Joe worked at IHC for 35 years. He was a member of the Nazarene Church in Canton. Joe loved the outdoors and all water sports. He enjoyed camping, but fishing was his passion. He loved to travel with his wife. Together they visited 48 of the 50 sates as well as Mexico and Canada. He also attended Canton Schools.

Joe served in the U.S. Navy.

Joe requested to be cremated and not to have services at this time. There will be a memorial service and burial of ashes at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton, IL at a later date. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Shriners Hospitals for Children.



  • Steve ladd

    Reply November 29, 2018 9:16 am

    We miss you Joe, look forward to being with you in our Lords house. He lived a great life, a fabulous father and loved children.

  • Cecilia Williams

    Reply November 29, 2018 12:21 pm

    Sharon my thoughts and prayers are with all of you

  • Rod Heinze

    Reply November 30, 2018 6:26 pm

    A very nice person. Always had a sense of humor.

  • Jerry Barnett

    Reply December 1, 2018 3:46 pm

    I am sorry for your loss.

  • Barb and Jon Meline

    Reply December 2, 2018 8:46 pm

    We just met Joe three years ago
    We considered him and Estelle good friends. Mark too
    He was so pleasant We really enjoyed his interesting stories about his and Estelle’s travels and his water skiing
    We will miss him

  • Deborah Zaborac

    Reply December 3, 2018 8:51 pm

    Thoughts and Prayers for his family and friends!
    God’s Blessings for all!♥️

  • Pam Ball Hunnicutt

    Reply December 3, 2018 11:13 pm

    Thinking of you Sharon,prayers for yourfamily.

  • Sue Rothert

    Reply December 4, 2018 4:24 pm

    So sorry to hear about Joe passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. He was a very nice guy.

  • Sandy Spohn Hoodenpyle

    Reply December 5, 2018 8:23 am

    Estelle and Sharon, As long as I’ve known all of you, I have always thouvht of Joe as a great Christian man, living husband, fantastic dad, and like a second dad to me since i was over there sooo much. I am going to, and do now, miss him. Loved him and you all too! MGlad Mark is with you Estelle to keep you safe and healthy. Love you all. Sandy Spohn Hoodenpyle.

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