James "Jim" Simpson, Jr.
Died: Nov 13, 2016

James D. Simpson Jr, 79 passed away Sunday November 13, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.  He was the son of the Late James D Simpson Sr. and Nena Crawford Simpson. In addition to his parents he was preceded by sons, Freddie Smith, Jerry & Jimmy Montgomery; three sisters, Kathleen Fields, Mary Neely, Nadene Marsh;  a brother,  Harold Simpson.  Jim was of nondenominational faith.  Jim was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and was a friend to everyone.  He enjoyed Nascar racing, watching football, fishing and especially playing with his grandchildren and his best pal, Mr. Beau, his dog.  Those left to cherish Jim’s memory include his devoted wife of 37 Years, Jana; sons, Mark and his wife Beth, Jeff Simpson, Dennis Ledford, Jr and wife Carolyn; one daughter, Jennifer and husband Dean France; brother, Robert and his wife Joan; a sister, Ruby Wilmouth; brother and sisters-in-law, Olen and Linda Oliver, Joyce Jett, Hazel Tipton and Donna Shipley; grandchildren, Justin, Josh , Elizabeth &  Heather Simpson, Jason and Mandy Montgomery, Neil Thomas, Allison and Jared Ledford, and Deanna France (who was his special RN); several loving nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren. The family would like to extend a special Thank You to caregivers, Judy Bacon, B.J. Snodgrass and loving neighbors on Briarwood Drive.   Caring therapists of   Amedisys Home Health Services, Amedisys Hospice Care and VA Hospice. The family will receive friends Thursday, November 17 from 10:30 am to 12 noon in the Gray Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral services will be held at 12 noon with Pastor Charles D. Byrd officiating.  Military graveside will be at 1:45 at Mountain Home National Cemetery.  Gray Funeral Home is proud to serve the family of James Simpson. 

Joann Copas
November 14th, 2016 6:44 pm
He was my favorite uncle always!! So much love for him and his beautiful family ❤️❤️❤️
Cynthia and Ken Cummins
November 15th, 2016 6:07 am
Jana I want to thank you for taking such great care of Uncle Jay... he was loved by so many .. I'm sure that God wanted him to come home.. He was always smiling.. I do gave some great memories of him as a child ... he was kind and love to sing ...I remember sitting on his lap ... I knew that he loved me and cared for me ... Your family will never forget all the great memories of you Uncle Jay... you will always be loved and miss in their hearts ... Rest In Peace ... love you always Uncle Jay ...
Lyn McKinney
November 15th, 2016 2:25 pm
Jana and family, Darrell and I really hate to hear that Jim passed. He was such a sweet, funny soul to be around. We will keep you in our prayers in the days ahead that you find the peace only He can bring.
Brenda Mathes-Story
November 15th, 2016 6:06 pm
Jana, I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless and Comfort you during this difficult time.
Lynn McMillan
November 17th, 2016 6:16 am
Jana, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know he's not suffering anymore but he will be missed. I love you and if you need anything please let me know...
Jenna Bailey
November 18th, 2016 8:28 am
Jana I'm sorry for your loss. Chris and I wanted you to know you're in our thoughts and prayers. You and Jim were always great friends to us.
Hazel Tipton
November 19th, 2016 8:07 am
You will be missed Jim. Tell all our relatives hello for us. We love you. Rest In Peace!
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