We regret to inform you that Laurence “Larry” Ray Simpson passed away on February 25, 2023. In Seattle, Washington, Larry passed away in his loved ones’ embrace. At 75 years old, he was.
On June 26, 1947, JT “Bud” and Carol (Williams) Simpson welcomed Larry. He was raised in Seattle, Washington’s Windermere neighborhood, and went to Roosevelt High School there.
He participated in track and field and Naval ROTC and was a Phi Delta Theta fraternity member while attending the University of Washington, where he received his degree.
In their 30-year marriage, he wed Marilyn (Winkelmann), his high school sweetheart, and together they raised two boys in their Kenmore, Washington, home.
As a Naval Pilot, Larry’s time in Naples, Italy, with his VR-24 squadron stands out in his memory. He flew for United Airlines after serving in the Military, retiring as the Captain of the Boeing 747.
He also worked as a yacht captain, seaplane pilot, professional photographer, home builder, and computer system entrepreneur.
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Larry was a standout athlete with a stellar mile time on the track, the University of Washington record in the steeplechase, and several handball championships. Larry loved to travel, boat, fly, take pictures, run, and watch his grandkids play sports throughout his life.
Sons Taylor Davis Simpson (wife Kavi) of California and Thorin Williams Simpson (wife Vicki) of Seattle; grandchildren Staser Simpson, Elias Simpson, Lucille Simpson, Asa Simpson, and Jesse Simpson; siblings Tom Simpson (wife Lisa) of California, C. J. Simpson of Seattle.
Ror Simpson (wife Lori) of Seattle and Lael Anne Wheeler (husband Jackson) of Hawaii, as well as a sizable extended family, remain to mourn Larry.