Services for Harold Eugene “ Sleepy” Simpson of Tanglewood were held Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at Ta ng lewo o d Baptist Church in Tanglewood with Rev. David Atwood officiating. Mr. Simp - son was born March 6, 1943, to William E. (Bill) and Ester Simpson.
He married Ruby Lorena Newman in November 1961.
He later married Terry Kay Crippen in July 1984.
Mr. Simpson worked in the carbon plant at Alcoa, drove a truck for Skeet Quinney with S&S Trucking in Rockdale and worked many years as an operator with Chicago Bridge & Iron. He also worked some time at Charlie’s Bar on the square in Lexington.
He enjoyed the festivities each year at the Lexington Homecoming, particularly the BBQ cook-off and being with family and friends and, of course, the parade.
Mr. Simpson also enjoyed time spent on family property, “the John Place,” where he helped tend cattle. He was particularly proud of the cabin where he stayed until he became ill, the tank and his dog, Buddy.
In his younger days, he had fun on trial rides and play days and spent time at the lake camping and water skiing.
During his final days, Mr. Simpson struggled as he fought the good fight, however, cancer steadily took a toll.
He was preceded in death by an ex-wife, Terry Simpson; his father, Bill Simpson; and a brother-in-law, Kenny Cook.
Survivors are his mother, Ester Simpson; an ex-wife, Nena Simpson; a son, Doug Simpson and wife Robyn; two daughters, Sandy Simpson and Carly Cook; a stepson, Trinity Wayne Baldridge; his grandchildren, Heather Goolsby and husband Brandon, Amber Mosley and husband John, Samantha Ordones and husband Felix, Ashlena Hansen and husband Weston, Natalee David, Trisha Simpson, Coe Janner and Will Cook; his great- grandchildren, Trey Hruska, Kaden McColm, Mason Mosley, Devan Simpson, Nicho Ordones, Isabella Ordones and Mattie Mosley; a brother, Roy Simpson and wife Diane; and a sister, Sue Cook; also several nieces, nephews and many other family members and friends.