He will be laid to rest at the Pinegrove Cemetery in Rathdrum, Idaho.
A memorial service for Gene is at Rathdrum Bible Church on October 2nd, 2013 at 1 PM with potluck lunch to follow.
He is survived by wife of 34 years, Joyce Simpson, and sons: Charlie and Debbie Simpson, Russell and Valorie Simpson and daughter, Heather and Stephen Kibler and step-daughter Bobbie Lynn Seale.
Brothers are Bob Simpson and Cody and Jill Simpson.
Sisters are Rita and Lois and sister-in-law Cecilene.
Grandchildren include Matthew and Lynn Simpson, Andrea and Haitham Dawoud, Malena, Sabrina, Charlie Mark, Milissa, Anthony, Jean Luc and Timothy.
There are 16 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by parents, brother, Jim Simpson and sister Fern and Jim Tuttle, first wife, Edna and son, Matthew Gene.
Gene was hard working in the logging industry then as a heavy equipment operator, and owner of Gene Simpson Contracting for the past 35 years.
He was a master of his trade.
He enjoyed Hauser Lake, giving skiing lessons to sons, grandkids, nieces and nephews and had many summers of fun at Miles on Lake Roosevelt with Bill and Irene Raines.
He had a wonderful sense of humor.
He was a Godly role model for all who knew him; kind and generous, always lending a helping hand.
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