Ernie Simpson

Born: Wed., Jan. 10, 1979
Died: Thu., Feb. 11, 2021

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Ernie Simpson, 42, of Clinton, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021, at his home after a brief illness.
He was born in Terre Haute on January 10, 1979, to Christie Earles Simpson and the late Terry Simpson.
Ernie was a graduate of South Vermillion High School where he played football for the Wildcats.  He completed his undergraduate degree in the field of education from Franklin College and completed his Master’s of Education, EDS, and School Administration degrees from Indiana State University.  While at Franklin he played offense for the Grizzlies.  He was currently the Director of Human Resources at Clay Community Schools and an assistant football coach of the Northview Knights.
Ernie loved the game of football.  He coached at South Vermillion, North Vermillion, West Vigo, and Northview.  He was also a teacher and administrator.  Win or lose, he was an avid Detroit Lions fan.
He was preceded in death by his father, Terry Simpson; his paternal grandparents, Harold and Elsie Simpson; his maternal grandparents, Rex and Betty Mardell Earles; his uncle, Jerry Earles; and his beloved rottwiller, Dre.
Ernie leaves behind a loving family, numerous special friends, and many dedicated students and athletes.
AT Ernie’s request and due to COVID, there will be no services at this time. Ernie had chosen cremation with interment  in the Pacific Ocean near Maui.
Frist Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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