Merle D. Simpson
Nov 29, 2003

Merle began his career with West Coast Airlines in Olympia and later transferred to Eugene. When the station was closed in 1984, he transferred to Memphis.

From the
Memphis Commercial Appeal

MERLE D. SIMPSON, 70, of Memphis, formerly of Drain, Ore., ground control manager for Northwest Airlines, died Nov. 29 at Saint Francis Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Home in Cottage Grove, Ore. He was an Air Force veteran and graduate of Drain High School. He leaves a half-sister, Betty Hand of Elkton, Ore., and three brothers, Eugene Simpson of Drain, Earl Simpson of Eugene, Ore., and Robert Simpson. The family requests that any memorials be sent to the American Heart Association.