Jack B. Simpson (Jackie Ben) PDF Print
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 16:05

Jack B. Simpson (Jackie Ben), passed away at his home on July 26, 2014 at his home in Fairfield Glade, TN. Born in Monroe County, KY on October 30, 1937, he was the son of the late Ben and Verda Mae Woods Simpson. He was married to Winona Walden in 1957, a daughter of Clyde and Clara. He and Winona were blessed with 4 children. Janet Durmiaki, of West Palm Beach, FL; Richard Simpson, Madisonville, TN; Randall Simpson, St. Augustine, FL; Angela Hughes, Fairfield Glade, TN. Grandchildren Suzanne, Benjamin, Lydia, Tyler, Brandon and Jaclyn.

Jack was the youngest of 6 children. Preceded him in death were brothers Wayne, Paul and Bow Hon and a sister Martha Jane. One sister, Beatrice Lane survives. Nieces and nephews are  Bennie, Jessie and Louise, children of Wayne and Reva Simpson. Jerry and Martha Sue, parents were Paul and Emma Simpson. Mae dean and Mary Jane, daughters of Bow Hon and Kathern Simpson.

Jack graduated from Gamaliel High School in 1954. He attended Western Kentucky University and Norton School of Medicine in Louisville, KY. His first job as a Medical Technologist was in Seymour, IN. It was there he and Winona had their first daughter and son, Janet and Richard. He received a job opportunity in Indianapolis, IN at Mershaon Laboratories to be Manager of Martinsville, IN, Capitol Street Lab in Indianapolis, IN and Shelbyville, IN. Jack and Winona were blessed with 2 more children, Randall and Angela.

In 1972 Jack and Winona moved to Ft. Lauderdale, FL were Jack entered into Corporate Finance. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ft. Lauderdale. O.S. Hawkins was his Pastor and remained until his passing. Florida was their home until he retired and moved to Fairfield Glade, TN.

Jack and Winona had a wonderful life together. He loved to travel and saw most of the world. He also loved to read, was not a good golfer but loved to play with his friends and relatives.

He is now at peace with the saints after a battle with cancer. He fought the good fight. After 4 months he was so tired he was ready to go to his eternal home. He is now having no more pain and was welcomed into the arms of the Lord July 26, 2014. He was so loved by family and friends. He will be missed, but if you are a Christian you will see him again.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at Yokley Trible Funeral Home. Visitation is Friday, from 2-8 P.M at Yokley Trible Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Ebenezer Cemetery.


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