Obituary for Keith J. Simpson

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Keith J. Simpson

July 17, 1939 - December 31, 2016

Keith J. Simpson, 77, of Lake St. Louis, MO Asleep in Jesus on December 31, 2016.
Beloved husband of Sharon Simpson (nee Popham); loving father of Anton (Beryl) Simpson and Tim (Amy) Kilz; cherished grandfather of Jordan (Alex) Dykstra, Carley and Jack Kilz; dear brother of Janet Gilbert and Roger (Margaret) Simpson; Godfather of Marie Smith (nee Pearson) and uncle to many great-nieces, nephews, great-nephews and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Joseph and Margaret Agnes Simpson (nee Bonnick).
Keith had a life of service. He served in the British Army as a Royal Mechanical Engineer and in the Royal Army of Oman. He remained in contact with the “Old Sweats” group, an ex-patriots group of the Oman Army. He was active with the Citizens Emergency Response Team in Elgin, Illinois.
Keith came to the United States in 1999 after meeting Sharon while she was in the Air Force. He was a great support to her during this time and was active in the military spouse support club, 934th ASTS in Minneapolis, MN. Known as “The Brit”, he will always be remembered for being a great “Storyteller”. Everyone loved to listen to him recount his life’s adventures and listen to his wonderful British accent. He kept busy attending his grandchildren’s activities of color guard and soccer. Jack’s soccer teammates expected Keith to be at every game and keep the referees in check. He also loved to travel and to watch the birds. He loved America and it truly became his home and was a member of Joy Community Church.

Visitation will be held at Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and Cremation Center, 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr. (St. Charles) on Thursday, January 5 from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 6 from 9:30 until time of services at 10:30 at Joy Community Church (located in St. Charles River Church) 810 Westwood Industrial Park Dr. (Weldon Spring) 63304.

Interment will be Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions have been suggested to Joy Community Church.


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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, January 5, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and Cremation Center


5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63304

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Date: Friday, January 6, 2017

Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Joy Community Church


810 Westwood Industrial Park Dr., Weldon Spring, MO, 63304

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Service Information

Date: Friday, January 6, 2017

Time: 10:30 am -

Joy Community Church


810 Westwood Industrial Park Dr., Weldon Spring, MO, 63304

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, January 6, 2017

Time: 12:45 pm -

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery


2900 Sheridan Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63125

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Joy Community Church

810 Westwood Industrial Park Dr.
Weldon Spring, MO 63304
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Born: July 17, 1939
Died: December 31, 2016

Condolences for Keith J. Simpson

Sabrina posted on1/6/17

May memories of Keith and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead. My Love being sent your way Sabrina


marie smith posted on1/4/17

To my beautiful godfather.. Never forgotten and loved always xx


John Morris posted on1/3/17

Sincerest condolences to all of the family. Out thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time.


Nannette posted on1/3/17

Sharon, My sincere prayers are with you and your family. I met Keith when he came to the States many years ago. I always liked him, he was such a sweet guy and loved Sharon, and that was good on my book! I will miss him always!


Asif Anwar posted on1/2/17

Sharon, I have lost a dear friend. My God grant is the strength and courage to bear this loss. Also, we will cherish his memories. He will always remains with us. God Bless Asif Anwar


Jennifer Lopanec posted on1/2/17

Sharon- so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in mine and Dee's prayers. Xoxo Jennifer & Dee Lopanec