Edgar A. Simpson Jr.

Published 2:17 pm Tuesday, April 23, 2024

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COURTLAND – Edgar Abernathy Simpson Jr., 89, passed away April 21, 2024 in his home with family by his side. Born in Milton, North Carolina on June 19, 1934, he was a son of the late Edgar Abernathy Simpson Sr. and Louise Ollis Simpson. He was also predeceased by a sister, Edna Lee Bryant and two brothers, Warren and Bon Sorrells.

Edgar was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and the U.S. Air Force with 22 years of service. He held a Doctorate Degree in Theology from Anderson Bible Institute and was a retired postman for the U.S. Postal Service. Beyond his government service, Edgar had a passion for fishing that he often shared with his family and friends. Whether he was casting a line from the lake shore or out on the open ocean, the joy he found in fishing was contagious. Grandpa Ed or ‘Papa’ made many fishing memories with his grandchildren.

Edgar A. Simpson Jr.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Mary Margaret Simpson; two sons, Tony Simpson and Chris Simpson; six grandchildren, Sarah, Deborah, Marlaena, Michael, Ian and Christopher and three great-grandchildren, Ryen, Jahzara and Meilani.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 26 in Wright Funeral Home with Robert Carpenter officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the funeral home and suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Burial with full military honor will be held on Monday, May 6 at 1 p.m. in Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk.