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First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
Wednesday February 5th, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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First United Methodist Church
Wednesday February 5th, 2020

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Jim Simpson

James Lee “Jim” Simpson




James Lee “Jim” Simpson, 78, of 402 Forest Drive and husband of 59 years to Ellen Davis Simpson passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020 at NHC of Laurens.


Born in Laurens, he was a son of the late Col. C. Frank Simpson, Ret. and Gladys “Jap” Lee Miller Simpson. Mr. Simpson was the third generation owner of Simpson Floral Gardens and was a forty-year member of the SC Floral Association. A member of First United Methodist Church, Jim was a Mason and member of Palmetto Lodge #19 and was a Hejaz Shriner. He was a former city councilman and a volunteer fireman


In addition to his wife, he is survived by: children, Jane Simpson of Laurens and Steve Simpson (Debbie) of Laurens; brothers, William A. “Bill” Simpson (Karen) of Piedmont and Frank C. Simpson (Susan) of Lawrenceville, GA; grandchildren, Drew Holliday (Kate) of North Augusta, Jordan Holliday of Laurens and Davis Simpson of Laurens; and a great grandchild, Nora Ann Holliday.


In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Robert C. Simpson and John Michael Simpson.


Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at First United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Bev. T. Kennedy, Jr. and Rev. Allie McNider. Burial will follow in Laurens City Cemetery with Masonic Rites.


The family will be at the home and will receive friends in the church fellowship hall one hour prior to the service.


Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 244 W. Main St., Laurens, SC 29360 or to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 950 W. Faris Rd., Greenville, SC 29605.


Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

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I have just learned of your loss and am deeply saddened for you, and your family. I am glad you had so many years together, though I am sure it seems much less to you. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.

Lanny Montgomery Feb 11 2020 12:00 AM

Steve, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I lost my Dad just last month, so I know how difficult this must be for you and your family. Please know that I am thinking about all of you.

Dawn Christie Beaver, SC Department of Natural Resources

Dawn Beaver Feb 5 2020 12:00 AM

Ellen, We were so sorry to read about Jimmy. You and your family have always been so sweet to our family. Love, Frank and Peggy Swanson Teague

pteague109@yahoo.com30 Feb 4 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jim Simpson

Christy C Coates Feb 3 2020 12:00 AM

Our prayers are with the family in this time or sorrow. May the God of all hope fill your hearts peace in the days to come.

David Johnston Feb 3 2020 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss Ellen , Jane Steve and family. Mr. Simpson was a wonderful friend and a great asset to our community. He will be greatly missed. Love to all.

June Walker and youre friends at H&R Block

June Walker and youre friends at HR Block Feb 3 2020 12:00 AM

Praying for you all today and in the days ahead. May God comfort each of you.

Janet & James Walston Feb 3 2020 12:00 AM

Jane, you and your family are in my thoughts during this time.

Stephanie Hoopes Feb 3 2020 12:00 AM

Sending love and prayers for you and your family during this very sad time
Pam Cloys

Pam Cloys Feb 3 2020 12:00 AM

Ellen,Jane,Steve, and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord give you peace during this time.

Sandra Laws Feb 3 2020 12:00 AM

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