Gary L Simpson
Gary L. Simpson
Gary L Simpson

October 7, 1952 - October 6, 2020
Born in Des Moines
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Gary Lee Simpson, 67, died Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Iowa Veteran's Home, Marshalltown, Iowa.

Gary was born October 7, 1952 to Clifford and Darlene (Kellogg) Simpson in Des Moines, Iowa. He was the middle child o three. Gary married Carol Weeks on February9, 1970 and they lived in the Des Moines area until he joined the Air force. They enjoyed assignments in Missouri, Texas, Ohio, and Germany. Together they had three daughters . On June 17, 1989 Gary married Linda Oakes. They lived in Hawaii and Texas, before settling in Des Moines in 1997.

Gary served in the US Air Force for 20 years until his retirement in 1992. He retired from the workforce in 2001.

Gary enjoyed woodworking, playing chess, darts, bowling, movies, music, dancing, Volksmarching, & much more. Gary was an artist. While in high school he had a drawing on display at the Des Moines Art Center. He also wrote poetry.

Gary is survived by his daughters Valerie Simpson of Indianola, Stacie Simpson (Maximo) of DeFuniak Springs, Florida & Lisa Simpson of Altoona; stepsons Jeffrey Kittell (Stacy) of Baxter & Christopher Oakes of Kansas City, Missouri; 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; brother Wayne Simpson (Carol) of Buckeye, Arizona, sister Karen Simpson of Des Moines, and numerous nieces & nephews.

Gary was preceded in death by his wife of 30 years, Linda, his parents, half-brother, Marvin McDonald, and stepson, Trae Kittell.

Memorial may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association.

Please wear a mask, and use social distance guidelines

This funeral will be live streeamed at 12-Noon. A link to the livestream can be found here or at the bottom of this page.





Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Thursday, October 22, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Alzheimer's Association
225 N. Michigan Avenue, #1700
Chicago, IL US 60601-7633