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James Landford Simpson, 81, New Smyrna Beach passed away at home on March 11, 2019. He was born in Grays, KY to William M Simpson and Bertha Bundy Simpson. He is survived by his loving wife of over 40 years Gretchen Ulmer Simpson, sons James Jr and wife Michelle, Richard and wife Lynn, daughter Candice English, grandchildren Jennifer Mulalley and husband Mike, Stacie Simpson, Steven Simpson and wife Kelly, Tyler Simpson, David Simpson, Taylor English and great grandson Jay Mulalley.
Jim graduated from Oneida Baptist Institute in KY and served the the US Navy from 1954-64. He was stationed in Norfolk and served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid. Upon returning home Jim began his first career in a car business in Melbourne. Later he moved to Daytona Beach and spent 18 years as sales manager for Spence Chevrolet.
For the last 30 years Jim has been an owner operator long distance truck drive. He enjoyed seeing our beautiful country.
Jim was a generous person and a great friend to those he cared about. He enjoyed boating, NASCAR racing, parties and country music.