December 11, 2012

Eugene Simpson

Staff Writer

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — Eugene Simpson, 64, of Jamestown, Ky., and formerly of Laurel County, Ky., passed away Saturday, Dec. 1 2012, at Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

Born July 20, 1948 in Clay County, Ky., he was the son of the late Hobert Simpson and Lottie Strong Morgan. He was a self-employed botanicals.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Lucy Dunkan.

Survivors include a daughter, Nicole Brittain of Corbin; a son, Michael Simpson of Georgia; two sisters, Evelyn Ritchie of Lexington, and Irene McFarland of Encoe, Ky.; three brothers, Robert Simpson of Erlanger, Ky., Hobert Simpson Jr. of London, and James Ray Simpson of Chillicothe, Ohio; and three grandchildren.

He was also survived by three half-sisters, Juanita Collett, London, Wanda Malicoat, Jellico, Tenn., and Sandy McDaniels, Keavy; and seven half-brothers, Vernon Lewis, Harold Lewis and Herman Lewis, all of Manchester, Floyd Lewis, Hyden, Charles Simpson, Carl Simpson and Kenneth Simpson, all of London.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m.Wedensday, Dec. 5 in London Funeral Home Chapel with Allen Bonnell officiating.

Burial followed in Cumberland Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers were Robbie Taylor, Craig Taylor, Allen Asher, Junior Simpson, Greg Lee and David Lockaby.