02/18/1946 - 02/28/2024
Service Date: 03/08/2024
Service Time: 11:00AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1111 E. Knox Road, Tempe AZ 85284
Visitation Date: 03/07/2024
Visitation Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1111 E. Knox Road, Tempe AZ 85284
Interment: Gilbert Memorial Park

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of George Arthur Simpson, D.M.D., on February 28, 2024, at the age of 78. Born in Darby, Pennsylvania, on February 18, 1946, Art was a pillar of strength, compassion, and dedication, revered as the oldest son of the late George and Katherene Simpson. His remarkable journey through life has left an indelible mark on his loved ones and the many lives he touched.

A devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Art’s faith was the cornerstone of his existence, guiding him through his admirable service as a platoon leader in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and into a distinguished career in dentistry. He embodied the values of service and commitment, touching the hearts and lives of all who knew him.

Art was a beacon of knowledge and care in his profession. After earning his Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University, he pursued his passion for dentistry, obtaining a Doctor of Medical Dentistry from the Medical University of South Carolina. His dedication to his patients and his craft made him a respected figure in his community, known for his kindness and expert care.

Above all, Art was a beloved family man, leaving behind a legacy of love and integrity. He is survived by his wife, Rinda; their children, Wendy Greer (Rob), Brian Simpson (Rachel), Casey Crabbe (Justin), and Ashley Simpson (Brian Hudnall). Additionally, he leaves behind his brothers, Harvey and Jimmy Simpson, and a circle of friends and relatives who will deeply miss his guiding light. He was preceded in death by his sister Kathe Simpson and brother Joe Simpson. Art was also the cherished Pop Pop to 6 grandchildren, whose lives have been enriched by his wisdom, kindness, love and dirty jokes. 

To commemorate his life and legacy, a memorial service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 1111 E. Knox Rd., Tempe, AZ 85284, on March 8th, at 11 am. This service will be an opportunity for friends, family, and community members to come together in remembrance of a truly remarkable man.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to a charity reflecting Art’s commitment to service and care, especially those supporting veterans’ initiatives.

George Arthur Simpson, lived a life filled with purpose, love, and dedication to others. His legacy will continue to inspire those who knew him, ensuring that his spirit will forever resonate within the hearts of his loved ones. May he rest in peace, knowing the profound impact he had on the world around him.


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