Jefferson City News-Tribune, February 20, 2002,
Reuben Bernard "Doc" Simcoe, 82, Calwood, died Feb. 18, 2002, at Callaway Community Hospital.
He was born Nov. 27, 1919, in Callaway County, a son of Dr. Reuben S. and Rosa Washington Kemp Simcoe. He was married in 1941 to Mildred May Harris, who died in 1999.
He worked at International Shoe Factory and Central Dairy. He was a state representative from Callaway County from 1951-1967. He then was appointed assistant state budget director by Gov. Warren Hearnes. Later, he worked for State Fiscal Affairs. He also operated a dairy farm in Calwood.
Survivors include: three sons, Donald Simcoe and Wayne Simcoe, both of Calwood, and Sidney Simcoe, Fulton; one daughter, Becky Jamena, Columbia; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Maupin Funeral Home, Fulton. Burial will be in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, Fulton. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to the Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, or to the Calwood Community Center.