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Our Story

Our History

Simpson Funeral Home originated from the Webb City Undertaking Company, purchased by Jack C. Simpson in June of 1947. The Webb City Undertaking Company was in operation throughout the early 1900's, originally located at the former C.C. Harris home at 206 South Roane Street in Webb City, Missouri.

 

Jack, Clayton, and Harvey

In June of 1947, Jack C. Simpson purchased the Webb City Undertaking Company along with Clayton Johnston and Harvey Arnce. They formed the Johnston-Arnce-Simpson Mortuary.

After serving his country in the military during W.W. II, and prior employement from the Webb City Undertaking Company, Jack C. Simpson pursued his education in the funeral industry from the St. Louis Mortuary School.

In 1949, they relocated their business to its present location at 400 W. Daugherty St. in Webb City, Missouri.

1960 - 1981

In 1960, Johnston-Arnce-Simpson Mortuary was changed to Johnston-Simpson Mortuary and in 1965, Jack became the sole owner.

In 1974, the business was renamed to Simpson Funeral Home after Jack's son, Hal graduated from Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science.

After serving his apprenticeship under his father, Hal obtained his funeral director/embalmer license in 1975. This began his long term reign in the family business.

 

1982 - 2000

In 1982, Jack Simpson purchased the Roney Funeral Service in Carl Junction, Missouri. In its original downtown location, a new funeral home was built and renamed Simpson Funeral Home.

Jack was a funeral director and embalmer for over 50 years until his death on October 25, 2000.

2001 - 2020

In December 2001 Hal and his wife Stefanie purchased the Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City and Carl Junction from Hal's mother, Barbara Simpson.

2021 - Present

The third generation of the Simpson family continues as Austin Simpson, son of Hal and Stefanie, becomes a Missouri licensed Funeral Director. Austin and his wife, Amanda, begin working full time for the family business.

Through the years, the tradition continues... our funeral home remains strong on its' founding principals of honesty, integrity and trust. It has always been your locally family owned and operated funeral home offering quality service at the lowest price to all of the families we serve.

 

Simpson Funeral Home  |  Serving Southwest Missouri Since 1907  |  Toll Free: 877-316-8328  |  Email: director@simpsonfh.com

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