Jerry Duane Simpson, Sr.
January 6, 1939 – October 2, 2019
Sulphur- Jerry Duane Simpson, Sr, 80, died at 7:17 p.m. Wednesday, October 2, 2019, in a local care center.
Jerry was a native of Shallowater, Texas and had been a resident of Carlyss and formerly of Westlake for many years. He had begun his adulthood as a farmer and then went to school to learn business. He became a valued employee and eventually opened his own business which was a success. He worked for many years with Interstate Securities in Guymon, Oklahoma, Beaumont, Texas, and Lake Charles before starting Simpson Insurance Agency in Lake Charles and Moss Bluff which he owned and operated for 33 years. He had even become a Pastor in the Lubbock, Texas area. Jerry enjoyed gardening and also wood working with his wife, participating in several craft shows. He was a loving son and father. He took his children to church, camping, fishing, and taught them all to be dependable, God-loving, and self-sufficient adults, and he will be missed until we meet again.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Simpson of Carlyss; children, Jerry Duane Simpson, Jr., Matthew Lee Simpson, and Celeste S. Wofford; two step-sons; his brother, Ted Simpson; his grandchildren, Nicholas L. Simpson and Kellie Ann Simpson; two step-grandsons; and eight great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 5, in Mimosa Pines South Cemetery in Carlyss under the direction of Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home. The Rev. Larry LaFleur will officiate. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.
- Linda Marie Norris Simpson, Wife
- Jerry Duane Simpson, Jr., Son
- Matthew Lee Simpson, Son
- Celeste S. Wofford, Daughter
- Ted Simpson, Brother
- Nicholas L. Simpson, Grandson
- Kellie Ann Simpson, Granddaughter
- also left to cherish his memory are two step-sons, two step-grandsons; and eight great-grandchildren.
- Graveside Service Saturday, October 5, 2019