Jay D. Simpson, 75, of Carmel, IN passed away on July 5, 2017. Jay is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Judy (McMahan) Simpson. He was born on March 27, 1942 in New Castle, IN to Myron and Dorothy (Uhte) Simpson. He attended Richmond High School in Richmond, IN and graduated from Donelson High School in Tennessee. He then attended Purdue University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1964.
Jay spent the majority of his career with Cummins Engine Company and its distributors. He was a member and former President of the Hoosier MGB Club. He was a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity Purdue chapter. Jay had great memories of his time at Purdue with his band of brothers, who remain his brothers.
After joining and being confirmed as an adult at Cornerstone Lutheran Church, Jay became an active member of the congregation and enjoyed a closer relationship with the Lord.
Along with his wife Judy, Jay is also survived by his son Scott (Cindy) Simpson of Peoria, AZ, daughter-in-law Stephanie Hastings of Fishers, IN, step-son Scott (Dawn) Nolting of Bloomington, IN, step-daughter Lori (Ken) Imel of Jacksonville, FL, former wife Barbara (Jerry) Behrman of Knoxville, TN, granddaughter Mia June Simpson of Fishers, IN, cousin Dave Brown of Hagerstown, IN, 7 step-grandchildren and 3 step-great grandchildren. Jay was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, son Pete Simpson and cousin Diana Brown Taylor.
Jay was a proud Boilermaker who enjoyed cheering and supporting Purdue athletics. Jay was an avid racing fan. He attended his first Indianapolis 500 in 1953, and went on to attend 64 consecutive runnings of the 500. He enjoyed playing golf, especially outings with his Richmond friends. Most importantly, Jay loved spending time with his family and friends.
Funeral service will be at 11a.m. on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Cornerstone Lutheran Church, 13450 E 116th St, Fishers, IN. Calling will begin at 9a.m. until start of service. Private inurnment will take place at Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus, IN.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mutual Bank of Muncie, IN in the name of Mia June Simpson. Arrangements: Leppert Mortuary-Nora Chapel.
Judy and the Simpson family and loved ones of Jay have my deepest sympathy. Our loving heavenly Father, Jehovah (Psalm 83:18) promises us at Revelations 21: 4; "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." Jehovah invites you to throw all your burdens on him and he will sustain you in your time of grief. Psalms 34:18 The family is in my prayers and I offer my heartfelt condolences.
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