Gene Simpson, Sr. Obituary:
Funeral Date: 12/21/2007
Gene Simpson Sr. age 83 of Pine Bluff, Ark. formerly of Warren. Ark. died Tuesday, December 18th in the Arkansas Hospice Care Center, Little Rock, Ark. Born January 25, 1924 in Brinkley, Ark. a son of the late Vertie Vaughn Simpson and Rolla Ann Garner Simpson, he was a Baptist, a WWII U.S. Air force veteran and a retired farmer. Survivors include his significant other Dorothy Evans, Pine Bluff, Ark. 2 sons Terry Simpson and spouse Dot, Beebe, Ark., Gene Simpson, Jr. and spouse Francis, Morrilton, Ark. 3 daughters, Anna Freshwater and spouse John, Las Vegas, NV. Shirley Barton and spouse Gilbert, Pine Bluff, Ark. and Doris Tisdale and spouse Tommy, Pine Bluff, Ark. A sister Betty Fisher, Carlisle, Ark. 13 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother Joe Simpson and 2 sisters Louise Simpson and Ethel Simpson. Funeral services were 1:30 p.m. Friday December 21, Frazerís Chapel with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Linda Barrett was organist. Burial with flag presentation was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Terry Simpson, Stacy Simpson, Greg Simpson, Gene Simpson, Jr., Trey Irvin and Tommy Tisdale. Honorary pallbearer was Joey Simpson.