Mr. Merodith H. Simpson Sr.

January 14, 1933October 13, 2019

Merodith H. Simpson, Sr., 86, husband of the late Betty J. Simpson of Jacksonville, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2019.

"Peck" was born and raised in Pulaski County. He attended Sylvan Hills High School, and then served in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean War. After retiring from the military, he went on to work at the North Little Rock (NLR) Post Office and retired after 22 years. The two things he enjoyed most in life were flying single engine airplanes and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his sons Merodith H. Simpson, Jr. (Kazue) of Jacksonville; Mark A. Simpson of Sherwood; Danny J. Simpson (Tracy) of Mesa, AZ; 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife Betty, he is preceded in death by his siblings Jake, Elson, Opal, John, Carl Simpson, and Thelma Larry. He is also predeceased by his son Michael O. Simpson and great-granddaughter Isabella E. Broadaway.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and funeral services will be Thursday at 2:00 PM. Both will be held at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home, 7724 Landers Road, NLR, AR. Interment will follow at Rest Hills Memorial Park.

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  • Visitation Wednesday, October 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 17, 2019


Mr. Merodith H. Simpson Sr.

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Jerry Matlock

October 17, 2019

During this time, my thoughts and support are with all of your family and friends.

Matthew Zimmerman

October 16, 2019

Thankyou Mr. Simpson for you service to our nation . Serving this great country during war-time like the Korean War is under very stressful and uncertain times. Your bravery is appreciated.
May you forever rest in peace and love.

Sherry Emerson (Ford)

October 15, 2019

My family lived next door to the Simpson family for approximately 27 years and I would have to say my most fondest memories will be the Fourth of July barbecues, firework shows . Peck and his wife Betty always tried to make everybody happy and feel at home . I could’ve asked for better neighbors to grow up next door to. My condolences and prayers go out to the family love you guys

Sherry Emerson (Ford)