Noble F. Simpson, 92, of Millville, Del., peacefully entered eternal life on June 9, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born on May 9, 1926, in Takoma Park, Md., son of the late Noble F. Simpson and Genevieve (Newcomb) Simpson.
After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he received his accounting degree from Strayer University in Washington, D.C., and entered work for the federal government. He retired as a budget analyst after 37 years of service.
Simpson was a charter member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Silver Spring, Md. Upon moving to Delaware, he and his wife, Jacqueline L. Simpson, became dedicated members of Mariners Bethel U.M. Church. He held many leadership positions at both churches.
In 1986, Simpson founded the Fenwick Island Lions Club. He was elected district governor of District 22D for 1993 to 1994, a position of which he was extremely proud.
Simpson lived a long and active life. He so enjoyed being with family and friends. He loved planning events, traveling and volunteer work with the Lions Club and his church. He often said, “You can never have too many friends,” and he had many. He celebrated life consistently and generously. He will be missed.
Simpson was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Jacqueline L. “Jackie” Simpson, and two sisters, Gladys E. Sibley and Ethel Mae Gibson. He is survived by two loving children, a son, Glenn D. Simpson and his wife, Karen, of Potomac, Md., and a daughter, Linda J. Simpson-St. Clair and her husband, Tom, of Millville; four grandchildren, Carrie Simpson and partner, Nikki Kraslin, of Boulder, Colo., Joan Simpson Bramstedt and her husband, Norman, of San Diego, Calif., T. Austin St. Clair III of Rockville, Md., and Aubrie J. Munsey and her husband, Scott, of Germantown, Md.; five great-grandchildren, Harper and Miles Kraslin-Simpson, Ruby and Lucy Bramstedt, and Hazel Munsey; a caring sister, Joan Kohler of Hagerstown, Md.; and several special nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was scheduled for June 14, 2018, at Mariners Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View, Del., with the Rev. David Humphrey officiating. Another service will be held on Monday, June 18, 2018, at noon at Faith United Methodist Church, 6810 Montrose Road, Rockville, Md., where friends may visit one hour beforehand. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Park, Rockville, Md.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Fenwick Island Lions Club; 37232 Lighthouse Rd., Ste. 109; West Fenwick Island, DE 19975, or to Mariners Bethel U.M. Church; 81 Central Ave.; Ocean View, DE 19970. Condolences may be sent online at www.bishophastingsfh.com.