Michael “Mike” Lee Simpson

Friday, February 15, 2019

Michael “Mike” Lee Simpson, 64, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Feb. 13, 2019, at his home in Nevada. Michael was born April 11, 1954, in Nevada, Mo., the son of Valma and Jimmie Simpson. He resided in Nevada with his love, Kelley Adams.

Mike grew up in Nevada, attending school here and graduating before attending college at Missouri Southern State University. He worked at the Missouri State Hospital for 13 years then went on to run a state group home in Joplin, Mo. He later drove for Boomerang Trucking from 2001-2013, until his retirement. Mike met his significant other, Kelley Adams, in 1997 and they lived together until his abrupt passing.

Mike was a talented, vibrant, spiritual soul who lived life to its fullest. He loved his family and his hobbies, which included gardening, wine making, painting, music, collecting comics, cards, records, and of course – dancing. In his spare time, he enjoyed building model cars and rebuilding muscle cars.

Mike is survived by his significant other, Kelley Adams of the home; his children, daughter, Nicole Curry, daughter, Sacha Schafersman (Mike), Corpus Christi, Texas, daughter, Noelle Fast (Shane), El Dorado Springs, Mo., son, Ian Simpson (Ashley), Nevada, son, Evan Simpson, Mound City, Kan., and daughter, Ariel Simpson, Lawrence, Kan; 11 grandchildren, Caleb, Carly, Erik, Hailey, Maddie, Hunter, Victor, Halibel, Holland, Azrael, and Adeline; siblings, Debbie Smith, Nevada, Bruce Simpson, Nevada, Janet Day, Nevada, and David Simpson; numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, in-laws and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmie and mother, Valma.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

“I believe that we were put on this Earth for a purpose … to dance, dance, dance! That’s what really counts”. — Mike Simpson

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