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Billy Bob Simpson | 1924-2013

Published Saturday, October 5, 2013

Billy Bob Simpson

Billy Bob Simpson, 89, a retired mechanic, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in Decatur.

Funeral is 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Allen Bates officiating. Burial will follow at East Bridgeport Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Scott Allen, Waylon Barclay, Bill Miles, Robert Miles, Brian Miles, Fred Moore and Nate Lee.

Billy Bob was born March 15, 1924, in Chico to Archie and Connie (Long) Simpson. He married Eveleen Pittman Nov. 1, 1947. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy and retired after 36 years from TXI in Bridgeport.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eveleen, and son James Paul Simpson.

Survivors include his daughter, Kathy Milligan of Bridgeport; stepdaughter Cathy Kessler of Big Lake; grandchildren Scott, Melissa, Cynthia, Cady and Cope; great-grandchildren Rachel, Hailey, Payton and Alexia; great-great-grandchildren Cody and Anna; brother F.A. Simpson of Bridgeport; sisters Dean Largent of Bridgeport and Patsy Harrison of Chico; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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