Frank M. Simpson, 72, of Conway, SC, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at his home. Born February 5, 1949 in Baltimore, MD, son of Robert M. and Nellie (McCray) Simpson.
Frank attended Baltimore City College High School in Baltimore, MD where he excelled in the classroom, on the football field, and in track. A two-time high school All American, Frank achieved a Football scholarship to Duke University. He later transferred to Syracuse University to continue his studies and earned a scholarship to play football there as well.
While at Syracuse, he received a BA in Education in 1970 and a master’s in Social Science, graduating Cum Laude in 1975. Throughout his life, Frank coached Football, Track, and Lacrosse at various high schools around the nation. Notably, in the 1970s at West Genesee in Syracuse, he coached Football, Track, and Lacrosse. Then North Syracuse, where he was both Head Football & Track coach. He also assisted at Cicero, NY in Lacrosse.
After retired from teaching, he began a Sales and Marketing career with John Deere Co., where he worked for 32 years before retiring in 2009. While working for Deere, he coached Lacrosse in Dublin, OH where he helped win two State B bracket titles at Coffman High in 1992 & 93. At Dublin Scioto, he helped win a Division II State Championship in 1997, Division I State Titles in 1999, and again in 2003. In between relocation he also Coached and contributed to a state championship in lacrosse at Rockhurst HS in Kansas City, MO in 2002-2003.
He is survived by two sons, Brian M. Simpson of Sarasota, FL and Gregory D. Simpson of Tempe, AZ; one granddaughter, Tatum B. Simpson of Sarasota, FL; sister, Hope Simpson Alexander of Myrtle Beach, SC; and Former Spouse, Cynthia Mariano Simpson of Savannah, GA. He was preceded in death by his Father, Robert Milton Simpson, Mother, Nellie McCray Simpson, and Sister, Bonnie Simpson Mattson.
There will be a small service for the immediate family to be held at his South Carolina residence.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be greatly appreciated to the American Heart Association in Frank’s name at www.heart.org
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