SIMPSON, Neal, 72, of Colerain Road, Bridgeport, OH, died Wednesday, November 27, 2013.
Neal was born in Drift, KY on August 13, 1941, a son of the late Neal and Ethel (Fraley) Simpson.
He was a retired bus driver for the Martins Ferry Schools System and also retired from Wheeling- Pittsburgh Steel, Follansbee Plant after 30 years. He was a member of B.P.O.E. Lodge 231 of Martins Ferry.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine (Mazur) Simpson; two sons, Michael N. (Terri) Simpson, and Andrew J. (Mary) Simpson, both of Bridgeport, OH; daughter, Bobbie Jo Pettit, Westerville, OH; two brothers, Charles (Paulette) Simpson, and Harold (Cathy) Simpson, both of Louisa, KY; sister, Sally Lockridge, Denver, CO; six grandchildren, Nick, Kevin, Rileigh, Jake; Luke, and Raena; numerous nieces and nephews. Neal and Elaine would have celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on April 4, 2014.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Keller Funeral Home, 615 Hanover Street, Martins Ferry, OH where friends will be received Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
Funeral service will be held at the funeral home Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 11 a.m. with Father Dale Thornes officiating.
Interment will follow at Farmington Cemetery, Bridgeport, OH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made Colerain Fire Dept., F.D. Box 3, Colerain, OH 43916.
Elks Lodge 231 Will hold services at the funeral home Friday 7 p.m.
Condolences to the family may be made by signing the guest book online at www,kehearfuneralhome. com.