In Memory Of


West Parris Pedigo
Full Name:
Lowell E. Simpson

Date of Birth:
June 26, 1930

Date of Death:
May 13, 2017

May 19, 2017 - 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM - West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home

Service Information:
May 20, 2017 - 11:00 AM - West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home

     Lowell E. “Slim” Simpson, 86, of Spencer, passed away on May 13, 2017 at the Monroe Hospital in Bloomington, Indiana.  Lowell was born on June 26, 1930 in Owen County to Bert and Ada F. (Ault) Simpson.  Lowell retired from Westinghouse in Bloomington and enjoyed bulldozing, trucking, and farming.  Lowell was a board member for the Sycamore Valley Gun Club and volunteered many years for the Owen County Fair.

     Lowell is survived by his children, Jody (Dobbie) Love of Stanfield, North Carolina, Roger Simpson of Spencer, grandchildren, Nathan (Tara) Wells, Wade Love, Clay Love, great-grandchildren, Kellan Wells, Amelie Wells, siblings, Lois West of Spencer, sister-in-law, Sandy Simpson of Ellettsville, Gary (Jo) Simpson, of Bedford, life partner, Donna Woodruff, children, Leanne (Ray) Chevalier of Ellettsville, Vanessa (Chuck) Karlesky of California, grandchildren, Alexis "Nikki" (George) Pavlopoulos, Jordan Chevalier, Christina (John) King, Tyler Kline, Courtlynn Karlskey, and great-grandchildren, Carson King, and Calleigh King.

     Lowell was preceded in death by his parents, son, Donnie, siblings, Maxine Henson, Paul Simpson, Kenny Simpson, and Bob Simpson.  

     Visitation will be 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Friday, May 19, 2017 at the West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home, Spencer.    

     Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the funeral home.   The Honorable Frank Nardi will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Spencer.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Owen Valley F.F.A. through the funeral home.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at  

From: Larry and Suzanne WestMay 14 2017 10:51PM
We are thankful that we were in town this past weekend so that Larry could see his uncle one last time.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you all now in this very sad time.  We loved Uncle Lowell and will miss him.
From: Betty SaylorMay 14 2017 10:53PM
So sorry for your loss,   Lowell was nice man, his loss will be great to all the people that loved him. Roger my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
From: Lori bixler watkinsMay 14 2017 11:27PM
Prayers for the family...he was a good guy..
From: Paula WeaverMay 15 2017 2:30AM
My sympathies to the family.
From: Tim & Teresa ChristianMay 15 2017 3:00PM
I am so sorry to hear of Lowell's passing.  Prayers to the family.
From: Daryl and Deb Harkrider May 15 2017 6:45PM
Prayers for you at this difficult time
From: Terry & Kathy MillerMay 15 2017 8:33PM
Jody and Roger we're so sorry for the loss of your dad. It's so hard to lose another family member.. God Bless the family.
From: Troy YeskieMay 16 2017 6:47AM
I'm so sorry to hear about Slim. I worked with him for years and loved him like a father. rest in peace old friend.
From: Martin TraskMay 18 2017 9:47PM
I was not lucky enough to know lowell. I am a member of the svgc and would like to send my
condolences to his family. Godbless you Lowell and we wish you fairwinds and following seas.
Godspeed Lowell !
From: Maynard RaggioMay 19 2017 12:50PM
From time to time, God gives us special people.  Lowell was one of them...
From: Jim & Ruthann MishlerMay 19 2017 6:56PM
Our condolences to the Simpson family. Lowell was not only one of my Dad's favorite people but one of mine also. He treated me like a young friend when I was in 4-H during the fair, many years ago. He was always willing to help those in need . God rest his soul.  

Jim And Anne Mishler
From: Tamera Williams DeesMay 22 2017 12:20PM
My deepest sympathies for you all.  My father (Joe Williams) and Slim as he called him, were good friends when I was growing up.  Slim called me when dad passed and i was so touched.  Thanks for sharing the video.  He will never be forgotten by so many.  Sincerely, Tammy Dees