, age 77, of Barnhart, Missouri, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Festus Manor Nursing Center in Festus, Missouri. He was born April 14, 1940, in Wilderness, Missouri, the son of the late Irene Pearle (nee Hilton) and Leonard Harry Simpson.
He is survived by his wife Arlein (nee Klable) Simpson; sons Steven Kline of Barnhart and Denny Kline of Barnhart, daughters Rhonda (Dan Rose) White of Barnhart and Sheila (Mike Milam) Kline of Barnhart; brother Leonard (Mary) Simpson of Van Buren, Missouri; grandchildren Benjamin (Tabatha) White, Erin (Nathan) Knight, Jennifer (Andrew) Held, Ashley (Evan) Jennings, Brian Milam, Shawn Milam and Lisa Milam; and great-grandchildren Drew, Keaton, Ryan, Kohen, Eva, Charley, Georgia and Carson.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother, Don Simpson, and a granddaughter, Angela Smith.
He was retired from the maintenance department at Dial Soap Corporation in St. Louis, Missouri, and a member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ in Imperial, Missouri. He loved farming on his family homestead, hunting, fishing, and gardening.
Private family services with interment in St. Luke's United Church of Christ - Burgess Cemetery in Imperial, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ronald's name are preferred to St. Luke's United Church of Christ, Imperial, Missouri "“ Burgess Cemetery Fund.