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William Fred "J.R." Simpson, Jr.

December 9, 1944 ~ April 4, 2017 (age 72)

The Piano Brothers

   Mr. William Fred “J.R.” Simpson, Jr. of Campbellsville passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at his home after an illness. Born in Adair County to the late William Fred, Sr. and Edith Mae (Ward) Simpson, he was 72 years, 3 months, and 26 days of age. Mr. Simpson was a dairy farmer and the owner and operator of Simpson Fence Company. He professed faith in Christ, and enjoyed being outdoors hunting and working in God’s creation.

He leaves to mourn his passing:

   His wife: Joyce (Dile) Simpson of Campbellsville,

   Two daughters: Carol Jean Brown and Bridgette Denise Jones, both of Campbellsville,

   Two sisters: Barbara Stewart and husband Mark Maher of Tennessee, and Faye Faulkner and husband Boogie of Campbellsville,

   A close brother-in-law: James “Logan” Dile of Campbellsville,

   Three grandchildren,

   Four great-grandchildren,

   And a host of other family and friends.

   He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Joyce Elaine Simpson, and a granddaughter, Tara Simpson Lamer.

   There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Simpson on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 2:00 PM EST in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Interment will be in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Cemetery at a later date.

   The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, April 8, after 12:00 noon until time for the service.

   In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in the form of donations to the American Heart Association. Those can be made in person at the funeral home, or online through the “How Can I Help” tab on the front page of this site.

 Service Information

April 8, 2017

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
LR Petty Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1765 New Columbia Road
Campbellsville, KY 42718

Funeral Service
April 8, 2017

2:00 PM
LR Petty Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1765 New Columbia Road
Campbellsville, KY 42718

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