Warren Thomas Simpson, 88, was born the son of Thomas Jason Simpson and Cordelia Warren Simpson on April 14, 1920, in Alton, Mo., and died Aug. 1, 2008, in Gainesville, Mo.
He was united in marriage on May 13, 1942, in Alton, Mo., to Jewell Thompson.
Warren T. received his education in the Oregon County schools. His elementary teacher was his sister, Lulu Harris.
After completing the 8th grade, he entered Alton High School graduating with the class of 1939. The same year, he met Ruby Jewell Thompson. After graduation, he worked in the CCC's and helped in the construction of McCormack Lake.
In 1941, he was inducted into the United States Army and served his country during World War II both in the states and overseas.
In 1949 he was appointed Oregon County Treasurer and remained treasurer for the next 29 years. Warren T. owned Simpson's Bookkeeping Service and operated the License Bureau in Alton for many years.
He was active in the Democratic Party and served as Honorary Colonel under Governor Hearnes.
Warren T. was a Christian and was baptized in 1957 and was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by: his wife, Jewell Simpson, of the home in Gainesville; two daughters, Katherine Sue Simpson and Carolyn Jean Cochran both of Gainesville; four grandchildren, Paige Rodriguez of Ennis, Texas, Penny Britt and husband, Gene of Gainesville, Shay Kilpatric of Doe Run, Mo., and Bill Cochran of Gainesville, Mo.; six great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Reva Cates and husband, Garland, and Ruth Simpson; four nieces; three nephews; numerous cousins; great-nieces; great-nephews; and friends.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; three brothers, Elva Simpson, Woodrow Simpson and Daniel M. Simpson; and five sisters, Ava Simpson, Alma Simpson, Lula Harris, Edna Nicholas and Ethel Perkins; two nephews; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Ollie Thompson.
Funeral services were held Aug. 5 in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Mo. Burial followed in the Bailey Chapel Cemetery located near Alton, Mo., with arrangements under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo.