Obituary: Orville Lester Simpson
Dec. 1, 1940 – Oct. 18, 2020
November 12, 2020 | View PDF
Orville Lester Simpson slipped free from the bonds of earth and into the arms of his Savior on Oct. 18.
On Oct. 15, 1963, his country called upon Orville to fight in Vietnam, and the young man of 22 heeded the call of duty. The war in Vietnam exacted an unspeakable toll on so many families, and only God knows what the war took from Orville. However, Orville never turned from anyone in need, much less his country. The many bereaved friends and family testify to his incredible generosity, and willingness to help.
Orville had a gregarious nature and loved to spend time with family and friends (he never met a stranger). Large groups served him well as he was a big man, a big eater, and a huge talker. He had an incredible amount of stories and jokes. People always stopped by his table at the Cinderella Café to have a word with Orville.
Orville's stories were collected from his many years of work, driving long-haul trucks and when he later served his home state of California. Orville had an incredible gift of camaraderie, and he had an especially unique bond with his twin-brother Carviel and his nephew, Lloyd Simpson. The three men spent countless hours together, working on horses, riding horses, and talking about horses.
Orville's beloved nephew, Steve Davis, and his wife Linda, were a singular blessing and comfort to Orville during his final months. God bless them for their kindness. Orville was a beloved son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. We feel his loss deeply, but we are comforted by the hope in which Orville lived.
Today Orville rides in green pastures, along still streams of living water. God rest your soul, Cowboy. never-gone.com/memorials/orvillesimpson