Mack Edward Simpson

April 25, 1944April 27, 2021

Pekin ~ Mack Edward Simpson, 77, of Pekin, passed away at 7:50 a.m. Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at his home.

He was born April 25, 1944 in Betsey Kentucky to Dean and Mazie (Barnett) Simpson, he married the love of his life, Sylvia Randall on March 14, 1964 in Bartonville Illinois. She survives.

Mack is also survived by his two daughters; Sheri (Dan) Marksity of Pekin, Lisa (Brad) Neavear of Bloomington; one grandson, Matt Neavear of Bloomington; two brothers, Paul (Carolyn) Simpson of Monticello Kentucky, Curtis (Dee) Simpson of Austell Georgia and beloved grand dog Emmet.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Lloyd Simpson.

Mack was a 52 year member of Empire Masonic Lodge #126 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Pekin. He was an Alumni member of the Masonic Home of Kentucky as a child 1952-1961.

Mack started at Caterpillar, Inc. in 1973 and retired in 2004. Prior to his employment at Caterpillar, Mack was a barber in Pekin for ten years.

Upon retirement, he enjoyed tinkering with lawnmowers in his garage all summer long. He also enjoyed playing cards and loved spending time with his family and his grandson Matt.

Private graveside service will be held at Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. To express condolences online visit


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Fred E. Eertmoed

April 30, 2021

Dear Sylvia and family. Please accept my deepest sympathy in the departure from this world of my poker playing friend Mac. A finer, more noble person can be found. He was always pleasant and kind in many ways to me. And, he was considered a good friend.
He certainly had many.

Best regards, Fred E. Eertmoed

Mae & Don Houge

April 30, 2021

Dear Silvia & Family,
We were so saddened to hear of Mack's passing. You have our sincere condolences. We remember him as a caring and kind man. How many times did he mow our yard without ever being asked and always refusing to accept any compensation!! He would say "All I do is sit on the mower and ride around. No work to it!" And then there was the time Rob had a broken handle on his mower. When asked if he had any way to fix it, he walked to the side of the garage and sorted through the various "items" he had stored there and found exactly what we needed! And of course, no charge! A truly remarkable man. We loved him like family! We share your grief and pray for your good health. May God's Blessings be with you and your family.
Mae & Don Houge

Greg Cook

April 29, 2021

My condolences go out to the family Mack was a 20 + Year friend of mine he loved to work on lawn mowers he was one of the kindest people I ever knew may he rest in peace

Clayton and Mary Bontz

April 28, 2021

Its never easy to lose a parent. Sending our sympathy to all the family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Debe n Bo Milburn

April 28, 2021

To the family of Mack,
Words cannot express my sorrow for your loss, as I also, lost Bo 4 hrs ago. As a long time “customer “ as recently as last summer, he has serviced our mowers and that of many others, we had referred to him over many years. Those we love do not ever go away, they walk beside us everyday! RIP, Mack! You’ve earned it!