Robert (Bob) A. Simpson
Leavenworth - Robert (Bob) A. Simpson, 68 of Leavenworth, Kansas passed away August 15, 2021 at Providence Hospital, Kansas City, Kansas. He was born on January 9, 1953 in Leavenworth, Kansas, son of George Richard and Bessie Lucille (Shockey) Simpson.
Bob's family and friends would best describe him as a selfless man. He was a strong, kind, loving and supportive man. He was a gentle loving husband, dad, grandpa and great-grandpa and friend that enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Bob enjoyed going to car shows, swap meets & flea markets. Bob loved working on and restoring cars. He was an avid car enthusiast. He loved traveling all over to look at old cars. Bob was a walking encyclopedia on old cars and car parts. Bob was looking forward to going to the upcoming "Greasearama" over Labor Day weekend which he went to every year with his daughters Stacy and Stephanie. They loved spending the weekend selling at the swap meet enjoying all the old cars. Bob and his brother, Gene would enjoy traveling to Springfield and spending the days at swap meets.
Bob was born and raised in Leavenworth, Kansas. He graduated from Leavenworth High School in 1971.
In 1977 he met and fell in love with wife, Peggy Leftwich of 44 years in which they raised three daughters, Bobbi, Stacy and Stephanie together. They made their home in Leavenworth, Kansas where he worked as a professional painter. He worked at Fort Leavenworth, the V.A. and as an independent painting contractor until his retirement in 2015.
Bob is survived by his wife; Peggy Leftwich, daughters; Bobbi Long (Frank), Stacy Eisenring (Aaron), and Stephanie Leftwich, 9 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren, Brother; Charles (Gene) Simpson (Carol) and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was proceeded in death by his Parents; George R. & Bessie L. Simpson; Brother; Richard (Tom) Simpson; and Sister: Susan E. Snell.
Services will be held at Belden Larkin Funeral Home. Visitation will be Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Funeral service will follow at 12:00 pm, with Pastor Cape Rust officiating. Please note that Bob was all about comfort. Dress code should be exactly as he would prefer. Please dress casual and comfortable.
A remembrance lunch will follow at Pilgrim Community Church at 500 Arch Street, Leavenworth, Kansas.
Donations in his name may be directed to the University of Kansas Cancer Research Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Mail Stop 1027, Kansas City, KS 66160.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Belden Larkin Funeral Home.
Posted online on August 24, 2021