John Andrew Simpson Sr., 83, Cleveland, passed away Thursday evening, Oct. 3, 2013, in a local hospital. He was retired from the United States Army with 20 years of service. He was also retired from the Federal Aviation Administration with 23 years of service. He was a member of the VFW and the NRA. His hobby was genealogy.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Vesta Worley Simpson and Nathan Conway Simpson; his wife, Mildred Pass Simpson; brothers, Halbert and Virgil Simpson; and sisters, Dorcus Shaw, Frances Simpson and Anna Sue Waller.
He is survived by his daughter, Katrina Simpson; son and daughter-in-law, John Andrew (Drew) Simpson Jr. and Cindy, all of Cleveland; one brother, Nathan Charles Simpson of Loudon; sister, Jane Tuck of Loudon; grandchildren, Courtney Simpson Cameron, John Andrew Simpson III and Jake Aubrey Simpson; one great granddaughter, Macy Grace Cameron; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at Simpson Cemetery in Loudon with Dr. Terry Simpson officiating. Graveside will be concluded with full military honors. Mr. Simpson's request was in lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Simpson Cemetery Fund, 3500 Markwood Road, Loudon, TN 37774
Arrangements are being handled by Grissom Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to www.grissomfh.net