Dr. Thomas Charles SimpsonSeptember 2, 1947 ~ October 30, 2017 (age 70)
Dr. Thomas C. Simpson, 70, of Sterling, passed away October 30, 2017, at Rice County District Hospital, Lyons. He was born September 2, 1947 in Sioux City, Iowa, the son of Donald Charles and Mary Jane Morgan Simpson. Tom has been a Sterling resident since 1977, where he has served as a Family Physician. He graduated from East High School, Wichita, College of Emporia, Emporia, KS, and Kansas University Medical School. Tom served in the United States Navy from 1976 to 1978. He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church, Sterling, Kansas Academy of Family Practice, member and former Chief of Sterling Volunteer Fire Department, Sterling City Commission, Sterling College Board of Trustees, Board member and Director of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Boy Scouts of America, Habitat of Humanity of Rice County and Chairman of the Board of Lil’ Cub Childcare. On August 23, 1969, Tom was united in marriage to Linda Lewick in Wichita. She survives of the home. Other survivors include his son, Mike Simpson of Sterling; daughters, Anne-Marie and Josh Friesema of Woodland Park, CO, Pamela Simpson of Sterling, Nancy and Brian Inwood of Sterling; brother Jack and Wally Simpson of Wichita; sister, Jane Ellen and Bob Mark of St. Louis, MO; and 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 3, 2017 at United Presbyterian Church, Sterling, with Rev. Melissa Krabbe officiating. Burial will be at the Sterling Community Cemetery with military honors by the U.S. Navy and Sterling American Legion. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Birzer Funeral Home, Sterling with family present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to Lil’ Cub Childcare, Sterling or Lyons Hospital Birthing Suite in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Sterling.