Obituary Of Thomas E. “Tom” Simpson

On Tuesday July 2, 2019, Thomas E. “Tom” Simpson, loving husband, passed away at the age of 69 at his home in Newburgh, IN. He was born on March 23, 1950 in Blackford, Kentucky.

Tom graduated from Boonville High School and entered the army serving in Vietnam and South Korea. Following his military service, he studied business earning his Associate degree. He retired after thirty-three years from the Indiana State Board of Accounts. He married Mary J. (Lane) Baker in 1981. Tom loved to travel and visited all fifty states as well as many countries throughout the world. He was an avid baseball fan and loved playing fantasy baseball every year with his best baseball buddies. Tom was devoted to the youth in the Newburgh community touching many lives through coaching baseball, football and basketball.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Tom is survived by his wife, Mary; stepsons, Greg Baker (Jill) of Lake Orion, MI and Scott Baker (Nina) of Lafayette CO; five step-grandchildren; and his half-brother, Ken Collins, Jacksonville, FL.

We are thankful for the loving caregivers from Heart to Heart Hospice who journeyed with us in Tom’s last chapter on earth.

A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, officiated by Pastor Jerry Daniels, Spiritual Care Coordinator at Heart to Heart Hospice. Friends may visit Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Heart to Heart Hospice or the charity of your choice.


  • Mary Simpson, Wife
  • Greg Baker (Jill), Stepson
  • Scott Baker (Nina), Stepson
  • Ken Collins, Half-Brother
  • Tom is also survived by five step-grandchildren.