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Walter “Red” Simpson, 75

Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 2:34 pm

Walter “Red” Simpson, 75, of Mulberry, passed away Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 at his residence. A native of Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Walter Roosevelt Simpson and Evelyn Buchanan. He is survived by his wife Nancy Simpson of Mulberry. Mr. Simpson loved farming, livestock and his crops. In addition to these activities, Mr. Simpson also worked as a bull-dozer operator and had been contracted on many jobs in the area. He was a hard worker and enjoyed his farm. In addition to his wife, Mr. Simpson is survived by a son, Brian Simpson of Mulberry; daughter Nickie Mann (Scotty) of Mulberry; step-daughter Tracy Anderson (Jeff) of Tullahoma; two brothers Tom Simpson and Randy Simpson, both of Shelbyville; sisters Emma Hardin and Dottie Taylor of Fayetteville, Ella Ray Haddox (Charlie) of Texas, and Cora Bowman of Shelbyville. Mr. Simpson is also survived by five grandchildren, Aidan Simpson, Lily Foster, Sloan Mann, Sage Mann, and Satchel Mann; and two step-grandchildren, Kayla White (Dennis), and Tabitha Staples (Oliver). In addition to his parents, Mr. Simpson was preceded in death by sisters Wanda Kay Shelton, Laura Simpson, Ella Fay Simpson, and a brother, James Douglas Simpson. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 from 5-8 p.m. at the Lynchburg Funeral Home. Services will be held in chapel of the funeral home Thursday at 2 p.m., with Chris Grizzard officiating. Burial will follow at the Lynchburg Cemetery. Lynchburg Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.