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James Edward Simpson, 91
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James Edward Simpson, 91, passed away November 29, 2015 at Morning View Transitional Care Center in Maryville, Tn.

He was born February 20, 1924 to his parents, the late Robert and Nettie Mai Page Simpson.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 47 years, Elizabeth Banks Simpson and his sister, Gladys Simpson.

He was a member of Gallatin First United Methodist Church and attended Hartsville Pike Church of Christ.

Mr. Simpson grew up on his family farm on Hannah’s Branch in DeKalb County, Tn. And was a graduate of Liberty High School. He worked in the dairy industry for many years having served in various capacities in Alexandria, Portland, Pulaski, Columbia, and Gallatin, TN.

He was a 50 year member of Alexandria Lodge #175 Free and Accepted Masons.

Survivors include sons, Thomas Edward Simpson (Brenda) of Lenoir City, Robert Banks Simpson of Maryville; grandchildren, Angelia Michelle (David) Scott of Oak Ridge, Thomas Chad Simpson, Andrew Banks Simpson, and Mark Allen Simpson all of Maryville; three great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Grace Scott, Grayson Marie Simpson, and Daniel Thomas Scott.

A graveside service was held December 2 at Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in Liberty, TN.

The service was officiated by Brother Doyle Farris.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be submitted at

Family Heritage Funeral Home, Gallatin was in charge of the arrangements.


Smithville, TN

December 9, 2015