Mr. Claude Michael Simpson

  • Born: February 2, 1953
  • Died: July 29, 2020
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

Porter Loring Mortuary

1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
Tel. (210) 227-8221

Tribute & Message From The Family

A lifelong resident of San Antonio, Claude graduated from Antonian High School (1971). He then attended The University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a Bachelor in Journalism (1975).

Afterwards, he taught briefly at Holy Spirit Parochial School. Then, until his retirement in December, 2001, Claude worked at both the San Antonio Light and later at the San Antonio Express-News. While at the San Antonio Express-News Claude was an Executive News Editor and was known for his integrity and mentoring of new reporters.

Claude had various interests and hobbies. In past years he would travel into the interior of Mexico to pursue his collecting of folk art. Claude was also an avid guitar player and guitar collector of sorts. He had a love of motorcycles and enjoyed collecting old record albums. To keep busy he would do occasional editing work for various publications and relatives. Claude's normal attire was a UT sweatshirt. He had various ones which accented his burnt orange blood and gave you a hint as to his deep devotion to his Alma Mater. Calling Claude a sports nut would be an understatement. He could converse with you for hours on any major collegiate or professional sports and many of the teams.

Claude is a beloved son of Frank and Elizabeth Simpson and after his retirement from the newspaper he cared for his father and mother through his father's death and later mother's death in October, 2009.
Claude is survived by his siblings: Steve Simpson, Diane Simpson, and Jeannine Simpson McReynolds.

Claude had a great fondness for his nieces, grand nieces, nephews and grand nephews:
Rachel Simpson, Stephen Simpson, Audrey Simpson, Caroline Simpson, Joshua Simpson,
and Maya Simpson Lynnsey McReynolds, Michael McReynolds, Abigal McReynolds, and Julianne McReynolds Elisabeth McReyolds Soria, Jayden Soria, ElisaAnne Soria, and EverLeigh Soria.

We love Claude and miss him greatly. He is not only a brother but also a friend.

Claude's celebration of his past and new life will be held Friday, August 14, 2020 at Blessed Sacrament Church, 600 Oblate Drive, San Antonio, Texas.



Entombment will follow at 1:00 pm at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum, 17501 Nacogdoches Rd., San Antonio, Texas. The virtual stream of the celebratory Mass will be at:

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or to the American Heart Association would be great.