Funeral services for James R. Simpson will be held Thursday, May 3, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Officiating will be the Rev. Lewis Attaway and the Rev. Ben Jordan. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Minden.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home.
James was born June 1, 1925 in Hico and entered into rest April 28, 2012 in Minden. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army.
His granddaughter, Michelle Simpson; son-in-law, Jerry Ouillette; and his parents preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Nelwyn Simpson of Minden; sons, Gerald W. Simpson and wife, Debra of Minden and Gary Simpson and wife, Joyce of Arcadia; daughters, Patsy Jernigan and husband, Fred of Minden, Linda Holland and husband, Rich of Minden, Wanda Ouillette of Yukon, Oklahoma, Kathy Jacobs and husband, Dwight of Minden and Donna Tripp and husband, Jimmie of Homer; two sisters; two brothers; 20 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Brad Simpson, Kevin Simpson, Michael Simpson, Gary Lester Simpson, Scotty Greer, Nathan Simpson, Travis Simpson and Gabriel Ouillette.