In loving memory of
James Simpson
  • February 08, 1938
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  • March 11, 2019

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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.


Baldwin Brothers Port Orange Chapel
Port Orange

Date & Time:
March 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Tri City Crematory

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  1. 15 Mar 2019
    Steven and DaLeeta Mullaley says:
    We are so very sorry to hear about Mr. Simpson's passing. He was so loved and you could tell he loved his family so very much. We are sending our deepest sympathy and prayers for all of you.

  2. 15 Mar 2019
    Steven and DaLeeta Mullaley lit a candle:
    Lit since March 15, 2019 at 3:53:56 AM

  3. 14 Mar 2019
    Tricia (Jarry) Harvey says:
    You’ll be sorely missed by me, friend. Thanks for all the chats we shared. ♥️

  4. 14 Mar 2019
    Tricia (Jarry) Harvey lit a candle:
    Lit since March 14, 2019 at 3:10:12 PM

  5. 14 Mar 2019
    Brian Frook says:
    So sorry for the loss at the Simpson home and for the extended family. Jim Sr. was a great friend and my family will miss him. I will see everyone that can attend at the service.

  6. 14 Mar 2019
    Barbara Dann says:
    My prayers are with the Family. Simpson Sr was a really nice person and he will be missed dearly.

  7. 13 Mar 2019
    Pam Kirthlink says:
    Thinking of the family at this time. I am a friend of Juanita's. I am so sorry for your losses.