Ruble Simpson, 77, of Somerset, Kentucky, formerly of Oneida, passed away January 27, 2013, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

Born in Stearns, Kentucky, June 20, 1935, he was preceded in death by his parents, James and Lena Hawn Simpson; sister, Etta Simpson; brother, Thomas Simpson; step-son, Richard Simpson; and niece and nephew, Angela and Nicholas Simpson.

He served in the Armed Services for six years; worked at Burress Brothers Garage for 15 years; and retired from General Motors after 30 years. He was a member of the 4-Gallon Blood Donors, and an active member of local union 696 UAW.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Byrd Simpson; step-daughters: Emily Simpson, and Shannon Wineburg and husband, Garrett; sisters: Joyce Pemberrton of Dayton, Ohio, and Carol Sheppard and Donna Simpson, both of Columbus, Ohio; brothers: James Simpson and wife, Edra, of Hillsboro, Ohio, and Granville Simpson and wife, Judy, of Wartburg; nieces and nephews: Sharon Pemberton, Sheila and Tom Fleming, Marla Sheppard, Patty and Will Gouge, Tammy and Ray Dalton, Jim and Vanessa Simpson, and Kevin and Tina Simpson; in-laws: Kenneth and Margarete Byrd, Earl and Rose Moore, Faye Hensley, Jayce Bailey, and Paul and Beulah Newport; several nieces and nephews, and many other relatives.

Funeral service was conducted January 30, in the chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home with Bro. Will Gouge officiating. Graveside service was officiated by Bro. Stan Day, January 31, at Concord Cemetery with full military honors conducted by American Legion Post #136 of Oneida.

Jones & Son Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.