Bobby Simpson

April 8, 1928March 30, 2012

Bobby Franklin Simpson age 83 of Bertram passed away Friday, March 30, 2012. He was born April 8, 1928, in Leander to Reverend Denton Elvin Simpson and Elvie Vera Simpson. Bobby grew up in and around Leander and spent his youth working and being around farms that his parents and grandparents had.

Bobby was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp and later the U.S. Air Force. He served during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Guam during his time in the service. He was appointed a Police Cadet with the Austin Police Department April 13, 1962, and commissioned an Officer September 21, 1962. During his career he was eventually assigned to Centralized Investigations and was a Lieutenant when he retired on December 30, 1983. During the latter part of his career he was involved with and served on the first local five county Organized Crime Unit. After his retirement from the APD, Bobby worked with the Burnet Sheriff Department and enjoyed traveling and spending time working on his place. He loved Bluegrass music and enjoyed playing it on instruments that he built and played. Bobby was a Master Mason and Past Master of the Masonic Lodges in Bertram and Lake Victor. He was also a member and Deacon of the First Baptist Church in Bertram.

Survivors include his wife Gladys, son Denton Lynn Simpson and wife Fay P. Simpson of Round Rock and daughter Diane L. Williams and husband Errol of Lampasas. Also surviving are granddaughters Allison Ehrman and husband Steve of Maryland and Adria Williams and husband Robert of Washington State; great grandchildren Joel and Ian Tokarchik of Maryland and Tristen Williams, Robert E. Williams and Erika Williams of Washington. Bobby is also survived by three sisters Judy Luker of Victoria, Jane Dunham of Refugio, and Dorothy Feuerbacher of Georgetown. Bobby was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home with Reverend Gordon Bergstrom officiating. Interment will follow at Bear Creek Cemetery in Bertram. Those named as pallbearers were Philip Boring, Billy Evans, Jerry Boatright, Ken Polk, Bill Coker, Robert Williams and Steve Ehrman. Honorary pallbearer named was Don Bryant. For choosing to do so, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Bertram.

Guest register and obituary available at


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 3, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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Janice Terry

April 5, 2012

I only knew Bob from his time at Regal Nursing Home, but I loved him. His precious wife became my good friend and shared memories of him that not only helped me see the strong Christ-like man that others knew, but showed me a true love story acted out until the end of this life. He wasn't complete until she was there, and she got no peace unless she was by his side. Gladys, may God give you and your family comfort and peace. I thank my Lord for the chance to get to know you. God will continue to use you to reach others with your sweet spirit and strong testimony.

April 4, 2012

Many fond memories of working with Bobby at APD and our lodge meetings at Bertram.
Reagan Hammett

Debra Simpson Pottorff

April 4, 2012

"Little" Bob Feuerbacher

April 3, 2012

As my uncle, Big Bob was a huge influence and inspiration in my life. He will be missed.

Charles Barrett

April 3, 2012

Bobby Simpson was a good man and a good friend, he will be missed.

Doris Simpson Morriss

April 2, 2012

The Loy Simpson family enjoyed many Sunday dinners and visits with Bobby and Gladys in Leander. Uncle Loy loved Bobby and I am sure they are telling stories right now. May God bless Gladys and family!

April 2, 2012

Bobby loved his country, his flag, and his family. His knowledge, love for his fellow man, and meaning of life will be greatly missed, and I'm proud to have been his friend. Jimmy Brown

Jan Tyson-Williams

April 2, 2012

Bobby was a wonderful person. He was a great boss who had a great sense of humor. To so many of us, he was a mentor.

Bill & Ceil Hart

April 1, 2012

Bobby was a dear friend and mentor. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

John Boyd

April 1, 2012

Lt. Bobby Simpson was as good as it gets, as a man,and a lawman. I will always remember his help, humor, and dedication. I think he was the most content and happy man I have ever known. It was an honor to be his friend.