OBITUARY

Leon L. Simpson

May 9, 1928September 9, 2018
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Leon L. Simpson of Knoxville passed away on September 9, 2018.

He grew up in Knoxville as one of nine children. He was an avid University of Tennessee football fan and could tell many stories of sneaking in to see games during the General Neyland years. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served aboard the destroyer Floyd B. Parks. He loved recalling traveling throughout the pacific as a young sailor. During his long life, he held many jobs, but most enjoyed his time as a tour bus driver and guide. After retiring, he found a passion for painting and discovered that he was a gifted artist. He loved people and spent much of his later years nurturing numerous friendships across many walks of life. He was a man of deep faith and was a member of the Olivet Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Ethel and his daughter Pamela. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Michael and Alice Simpson, and his grandchildren Bobby Brewster and Hannah Simpson.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Monday, October 15, 2018
REMEMBERING

Leon L. Simpson

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Lynne Williams

October 15, 2018

Two of my favorite people. They are singing in heaven now.

Lynne Williams

October 15, 2018

Leon and the Hilltop Singers.

Kathi Simpson

September 13, 2018

Uncle Leon was one of those people who impacted your life in such a way that you never forget. I married into this crazy Simpson family over thirty years ago. And feel closer to a lot of you than my own family. I’m going to miss being flirted with on the phone. Thank you all for being part of this big crazy family. Much Love, Rod’s Wife, Dewey’s daughter in law, Kathi

Bobby Simpson

September 13, 2018

I'm so fortunate to call such an amazing, sweet human being my Grandpa. I'm going to miss your antics, crazy stories and laughter so much. Give Mom a great big hug for me. xoxo

Donna Walden

September 13, 2018

RIP Leon you will be missed from all of us at Olivet Baptist Church such a sweet man with a tender heart.You were loved by all and I personally am jealous that you got to see Jesus before me. I will miss you .

Michael Collins

September 12, 2018

I have great memories when Uncle Leon was a truck driver. My brother Darrell and myself were also truck drivers in the 70's and 80's. We would run into each between Knoxville and Memphis and have lunch or dinner whenever I would hear the White Mull on the CB and Ethel's name on the CB was Don't Look. Sometimes all three of would be able to meet at the same time. I will miss Leon until we meet again!

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