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James

Robert

Simpson

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November 13, 2021

James Robert Simpson, 94, of Covington, died Saturday, November 13, 2021, at his residence. Mr. Simpson was born May 17, 1927, in Alleghany County, a son of the late Grover Simpson, Sr. and Irene Sartain Simpson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Grover Simpson, Jr. and his wife Barbara; a sister and brother-in-law, Catherine Clements and husband Roy. James retired from the former Hercules, Inc. in Covington and worked for CFW Phone Co. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II, serving in the European theater. He was a charter member of Calvary Christian Church Disciples of Christ, were he served as Elder, Chairman of the board, Sunday school teacher, and youth leader. He was active in the Boy Scouts, serving as scout leader for many years. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews, including Gregg Simpson and his wife Elizabeth of Florida, Jonathan Simpson and his wife Patti of Covington, Eric Simpson of Clifton Forge and Hans Simpson and Tonya Adkins of Buchanan. Also surviving are a number of great nieces and nephews and special friends, Laura and Jim Guth of Covington. The funeral service will be held Saturday November 20, 2021, at 2:00 PM at the Arritt Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Warren officiating. The internment will be made in Cedar Hill Cemetery. The Curtis A. Smith post 1033 will have graveside rites. The family will receive their friends from 1:00 PM until service time. Memorial contributions can be made in Mr. Simpson name to Mountain Regional Hospice, P.O. Box 637 Clifton Forge Va. 24422 or to Calvary Christian Church Disciples of Christ 1329 S. Pond Ave, Covington Va. 24426. Online condolence can be made to arrittfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being handled by Arritt Funeral Home. Cemetery Information Saturday, November 20, 2021 Cedar Hill Cemetery 1521 S. Carpenter Dr. Covington,VA - 24426 Service Saturday, November 20, 2021 12:33 AM Arritt Funeral Home Chapel 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426 Visition Saturday, November 20, 2021 12:33 AM - 12:33 AM Arritt Funeral Home 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426
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Juanita /Kenny Helton

Apr 23, 2024

The family of Betty ,we will miss her so much ,I will never forget her Praising the Lord ,always dancing in the presence of the Lord ,always had a heart of gold for the people ❤️, she is now in the arms of the Lord ,

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Laura Harris Waddy

Apr 23, 2024

Betty was my classmate from grade 6 at Watson to Graduation from CHS, c/o 1971. She was very quiet, yet very friendly.
I saw her several times, after her return to Covington, usually at church. She was very spiritual and loved worship and praise.
My condolences 🙏🏽 and prayers to her entire Family.

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J.R. & Mary Persinger

Apr 23, 2024

Sorry for your loss. May Joe rest in a peaceful heaven. Prayers for the family.

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Debbie Shuart

Apr 22, 2024

Kathy, So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. He’ll be remembered as the kind face and always a kind word sitting in front of us at Church. Prayers 🙏

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Mr. and Mrs Terry Rock

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family - We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Johnny was a fine man and he will be missed. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers, with our sincerest sympathy.

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Thomas and Barbara Tucker

Apr 21, 2024

Robert was one of the greatest person I've ever met a Christian friend. And man always loved to see you happy go lucky. Never a bad word to say about anybody. Are lives are richer for knowing him .

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Debbie Tingler Smith

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and Family
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Johnny was such a kind sweet person. His smile would brighten anyone's day. God Bless All of You.

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Michele and Joshua

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family. Sorry for your loss.

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Sandy Lemons

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley, John and Lorrie my thoughts and prayers. Some of our best times in Covington were at your house. Johnny and Bo are up there healthy and pain free. My love and prayers are with you all.

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Donnette Miles

Apr 20, 2024

May you rest in paradise.

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Jack & Nadine Wykle

Apr 20, 2024

Cathy we are both so sorry for your loss. May you find hope and peace in the precious memories of yesterday.

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Roscoe R. Humphries

Apr 20, 2024

Jonny was such a wonderful man who loved his family, enjoyed his motorcycle rides with friends and attending car shows. Prayers to you Shirley and family.

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