John Edward Simpson

Published 8:55 pm Tuesday, February 19, 2013

February 18, 2013

John Edward Simpson, 67, passed away Feb. 18, 2013. He was born in Suffolk, Va., the son of the late Walter and Elizabeth Simpson. John retired as a glass glazer from Innerspace Systems. He was an active gardener, Redskins lover, Nascar fan, and self-proclaimed neighborhood watchman on his golf cart.

John is survived by his wife of 47 years, Joyce Byrum Simpson; son, Keith Edward Simpson and wife, Jennifer Modlin Simpson; granddaughter and apple of his eye, Courteney Elizabeth Simpson; numerous brothers-in-laws and sisters-in-laws, aunts, nieces and nephews.

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A graveside service will be held Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at 3 p.m. at Holly Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Tommy Reynolds officiating. Friends may join the family other times at the residence. Condolences may be registered online at