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Memorial Service

Church Fellowship Hall
Monday January 16th, 2017

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Lawrence Thomas Simpson

Lawrence Thomas Simpson, 82 of Sanford, passed away Friday January 13, 2017.


Lawrence was born in Lee County son of the late James and Emma Simpson. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Doris Cameron Simpson, brothers, Howard and Robert Simpson and a sister, Ethel Smith.


Mr. Simpson was a 1953 graduate of Greenwood High School. After graduation he enlisted in the US Army for 21 years and 6months, retiring on June 30, 1976. Upon retirement, Lawrence entered the private sector work force as a loan officer at Piedmont Farm Credit. He also sold insurance and other securities and retired for a second time in 1998.


Lawrence was a member of Pocket Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder, Sunday School Teacher, Chancel Choir Member and was active in the Pocket Presbyterian Men. He was also a past member of the Sanford Kiwanis Club and the Lemon Springs Ruritan Club.


Mr. Simpson is survived by one son, Thomas and wife Sharon of Whispering Pines, daughter, Lynda Ward of Sanford; grandchildren, Sydney Simpson of Aberdeen, Erin Pearce and husband Jonathan of Knightdale, Kevin Ward and wife Kimberly of Gainesville, FL, Jeffrey Ward and wife Meredith of Sanford, and Matthew Ward of Sanford. He is also survived by a brother, Earl Simpson of Randleman and numerous nieces and nephews and a special caregiver Pauline Holland.


A Celebration of Life will be held at Pocket Presbyterian Church on Monday January 16th at 4:00pm by the Reverend David Dudley.


The family will greet friends following the memorial service in the Church fellowship hall and other time at the family home.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pocket Presbyterian Church, 669 Pocket Church Rd, Sanford, NC 27330; or Solid Rock United Methodist Church, PO Box 100, Olivia, NC 28368.


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A candle was lit in memory of Lawrence Simpson

Nancy Veroni Jan 18 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lawrence Simpson

Phil Register Jan 16 2017 12:00 AM

Lynda, I enjoyed working with your dad at Wheat First Butcher Singer, he w such a gentleman.

Lib Wicker Jan 15 2017 12:00 AM

Condolences on the loss of your dad

Sandra Trogdon & the Groce Company Jan 15 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lawrence Simpson

Ken and Beverly Marshburn Jan 14 2017 12:00 AM

What a blessing for you all to have had the closeness and love your parents. What a strong person he was to do the extended caring that became necessary. I am so touched and know that for the wonderful grandsons he will ways hold special memories of love for them. Bless your hearts and love to you all.

Pat Leonard Kennedy Jan 14 2017 12:00 AM

Lynda we are so sorry for the loss of your Dad. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

Kevin & Jill Yow and Roman Yturralde Jan 14 2017 12:00 AM

Pocket Church and community has lost a true
christian and a pillow of the church. He will be sorely missed by all. Prayers and blessings to his family.

Barbara Gilliam Alphin Jan 14 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lawrence Simpson

Annie Cox Layne Jan 14 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lawrence Simpson

Sue Lynn Logan Jan 14 2017 12:00 AM

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