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“No one can imagine the pain we are feeling now after losing someone who was such an important part of our life. May we all find comfort and peace in...Read More »
1 of 34 | Posted by: Dori and John Greeneb - Roebuck, SC

“Keith man it's been tough. Just remembering last time we came up to visit y'all. We were working on your boat trying to find out why it kept...Read More »
2 of 34 | Posted by: Dori and John Greene - Roebuck, SC

“"No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why." God Bless you, Keith. I miss you,...Read More »
3 of 34 | Posted by: Jeff Conner - Maryville, TN

“Keith, was thinking about you today..........miss you so much. We know that you and Damian will be celebrating Halloween together again. Cannot...Read More »
4 of 34 | Posted by: Rick and Sherri Cassini - IL

“Beloved cousin, may you rest in peace knowing you were loved deeply by all those whose lives you touched. You, dear cousin, I will remember with a...Read More »
5 of 34 | Posted by: Sheila Mumford - Evergreen, CO

“It's so hard with you gone Keith. So hard to believe. We are missing you so. We have so many memories of you growing up my little brother (with...Read More »
6 of 34 | Posted by: Dori and John Greene - Roebuck, SC

“Dear Brother... I am missing you so bad. I don't know what i am going to do without you. You were so king and loving. Just what a big sister needed ...Read More »
7 of 34 | Posted by: Dori and John Greene - Roebuck, SC

“Dori, I was SO sad to read of Keith's passing. I saw him not long ago @ Ganzo's and we spoke for a moment. Before he left, he bought my friends and...Read More »
8 of 34 | Posted by: Terri Spinner - Davenport, IA

“It was with a great sense of loss when we heard of Keith's death. We wanted to let you know that our hearts our truly saddened. Keith was more than...Read More »
9 of 34 | Posted by: Mike and Patti Behr - Sherrard, IL

“Keith , You were the loyal friend, the incredible dancer, the music lover, the star baseball player, but most of all. you were always my 'Big' little...Read More »
10 of 34 | Posted by: Becky Simpson Conner & Jeff Conner - TN

“We love you, Keith. Miss you more than you could ever know. ”
11 of 34 | Posted by: Jon and Angela Kelley - IL

“Keith, you left us far too soon. We will miss you tremendously and love you always. ”
12 of 34 | Posted by: Sherri and Rick Cassini - IL

“Keith worked with my husband. May he rest in peace. ”
13 of 34 | Posted by: Lynne Larson - Davenport, IA

“Keith was always nice to me and was always there for me. I am broken hearted to hear of his passing. Keith always made me smile and laugh. He always...Read More »
14 of 34 | Posted by: sally anthony - birmingham, AL

“I was so sorry to learn of Keith's passing, the photo used I sure see alot of his Dad in that picture. I'm sending prayers for all of you. Clearly...Read More »
15 of 34 | Posted by: Jacque Chance Zirtzman - IA

“I am at a complete loss for words, but just feel terribly, terribly sad. We hadn't been in touch for many years, and I now understand that...Read More »
16 of 34 | Posted by: John Mumford - NE

“Will never forget the drive to Six Flags in your dad's Cadillac, thinking we were adults, running out of gas in Fort Madison and having to call to...Read More »
17 of 34 | Posted by: james bell - Davenport, IA

“What a nice and funny guy. So sad. I remember the good old days at Crawdaddys. Sorry for everyone's loss. ”
18 of 34 | Posted by: Julie Walker Harrington - FL

“To all of Keith's family, we are so sorry we loved Keith he was always so upbeat and kind. He wil truly be missed. I just saw him at Duck Creek...Read More »
19 of 34 | Posted by: Robert and Dawn Miller - IA

“The good old days when we used to throw snowballs at the cars and trucks on locust street and run like hell when they slammed on there brakes,...Read More »
20 of 34 | Posted by: Terry McComber - wichita, KS

“Ah, Keith - we'll miss you my old friend. That big happy laugh, and larger than life warmth and enthusiasm. Always a smile and hand for a friend....Read More »
21 of 34 | Posted by: Todd Reed - Davenport, IA

“I am sorry to hear of Keith's passing. From high school baseball to the years of beer league softball, he was always making me and everyone else...Read More »
22 of 34 | Posted by: Les Rolls - Encinitas, CA

“We were so sorry to hear about Keith. He was always so much fun to be around. When Mark and his bandmates played at Crawdaddy's, a party always...Read More »
23 of 34 | Posted by: Mark & Kathe Arnould - Davenport, IA

“I'm sure sorry to hear of Keith's passing. You all have my sincere sympathy. ”
24 of 34 | Posted by: Jo Chance Cohrs - Cordova, IL

“Wow, what can I say at a time like this? Keith's love is my niece and God-daughter, Nisa. It was very apparent that they loved each other very much....Read More »
25 of 34 | Posted by: Pastor Ed Glimpse - Franklin, MN

“I am so broken up, by this. Keith was like the older Brother, I never had. We grew up together, and shared so much. My heart goes out to the family.....Read More »
26 of 34 | Posted by: Teresa Scharckenbach Tubbs - IA

“So sorry to hear abouy Keith! I will always remember his big smile and the good times we shared. Listening to his music selections with his great...Read More »
27 of 34 | Posted by: fred dietz - Davenport, IA

“Very sad to hear about Keith. He was one of the star players on my dad, Harry Lawrence's baseball team. I'm sure he will be deeply missed. Sympathy...Read More »
28 of 34 | Posted by: Doris Lawrence Thiessen - IA

“So sad about Keith. My prayers to his family.ZM ”
29 of 34 | Posted by: Colleen McClean - Lakewood, CO

“Keith was always incredibly charming, funny, loyal, and caring, even during his youth - he will forever be remembered with fond memories. "May the...Read More »
30 of 34 | Posted by: Elizabeth (Liz) McClean Junco - FL

“My thoughts and prayers are with Keith's family. He was a good friend to my cousin, Mark Saldivar back in the day. He was so much fun and was...Read More »
31 of 34 | Posted by: Lori Ekstrand Garlock - Clive, IA

“Condolences to the family from Keith's former little league coach ”
32 of 34 | Posted by: Jerry Ceurvorst - Fairfield Glade, TN

“Simpson always kept everyone he came in contact with, laughing. Seeing him and my Dad (John Olsen) together was always a riot and good time. I...Read More »
33 of 34 | Posted by: Jacob Olsen and Family - IA

“I am so sorry for your loss. I met Kieth once and found him tobe quite charmming and nice. May God Bless you all. sincerly, Susan ”
34 of 34 | Posted by: Susan Slattery-Branstetter - IA


Funeral services to celebrate the life of Keith A. F. Simpson, 50, a resident of Davenport, will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Honoring Keith's wish the rite of cremation will be accorded after services. Keith died on Friday, October 5, 2012 in Davenport.
Keith Alan Farington Simpson was born on May 9, 1962, in Davenport to Albert and Yvonne M. (Mumford) Simpson. He was a1980 graduate of Davenport Central. He was a member of the IBEW union and was currently working at Linwood Mining and Mineral. Keith was the kind of person who always put others before himself and made himself the guy to hold the family together. He was a history buff, music enthusiast, and wonderful singer and dancer. He loved the Cubs, Hawkeyes and Cleveland Browns. Keith had a great sense of humor always making jokes to lighten the mood, and never let you forget that he was, "Scotch – Irish, heavy on the scotch"
Those left to honor Keith's memory include his partner in life and spouse, Nisa M.E. Cassini, Davenport and his four sons, Zackary, Benjamin, Lucas and Nicholas all of Davenport; a step daughter, Nyah Lawrence, Davenport; his mother, Yvonne Simpson, Davenport; his siblings, Deborah (Dr. Larry) Dietrich, Lakeland, FL, Doreen (John) Green, Moore, SC, Rebecca (Jeffry) Conner, Maryville, TN, Christopher (Kelly) Simpson, Davenport and Elizabeth (Scott) Atkinson, Corpus Christi, TX; as well as numerous loving nieces nephews and extended family
He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Albert, Jr., and Alec.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.