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Larry Simpson

February 5, 1946 — August 23, 2021

A Mass of Christian Burial for Larry W. Simpson, age 75 years, of Enid, will be 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with Father Mark Mason officiating. Burial, with the United States Army providing military honors, will follow in Enid Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Sunday, August 29th at the funeral home.

Larry was born to Kenneth P. and Dorothy (Johnrow) Simpson on February 5, 1946 in Enid, and passed away Monday, August 23, 2021, after a lengthy illness. Larry attended Enid Schools where he excelled in sports before graduating from Enid High School in 1964. He attended Oklahoma State University and Phillips University, from where he graduated in 1969 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. Larry served in the National Guard from 1969-1975. He married Cathy Stovall and had two children, Matt and Shelby. He joined Simpson Surplus, the family business, which later became Simpson’s Mercantile, of which he was president. He married Stephanie Russell and this union produced a son, Colton. The mercantile was noted for it’s “Krazy Kaper” commercials. These commercials led to acting jobs in national network shows such as Dallas and Unsolved Mysteries, for which K.P., Larry and Rick also wrote stories and did location work.

In 1994, they started their own company, Skeleton Creek Productions, where they produced documentaries as well as family type westerns for which they won several film festivals. Larry played the part of the feisty comical Texas Clapsaddle, and along with Cimarron, played by Tom Ward, virtually stole every scene they were in!

Larry is preceded in death by his father, K.P. Simpson; his mother, D.J.; and sister, Mary White. He is survived by three children, Matt, of Poway, CA; Shelby, of Norman, OK; and Colton, of Dallas, TX; brother, Rick Simpson and wife Karen, of Enid; brother-in-law Carl White, of Ames; nieces, Jordy White, of Ames, and Gretchen Compano and husband Luca, of Palmdale, CA; and nephew, Rylan White and wife Lisa. He is also survived by a pasture full of friends.

Memorial contributions in Larry’s name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Gary Sinise Foundation with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds.

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Sunday, August 29, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

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St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

110 North Madison Street, Enid, OK 73701

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Calvary Catholic Cemetery

, Enid, OK

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