James Simpson passed away Wednesday, March 2nd at his home. He was born April 15th 1936 in San Diego to parents Horace and Jetta Simpson. He grew up in San Diego and the family moved to Bakersfield in 1946. He and the love of his life Donna were high school sweethearts and remained married for 52 years before her passing in 2005. They loved to camp, fish, golf and travel together in their motor home both by themselves and with family. Jim worked for IBEW as an electrician. Jim loved his family more than anything else in the world and we will all miss him more than words can express. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his beloved Donna. He leaves behind his sons Douglas (Pam) Simpson, Eric (Kathy) Simpson, Lance (Margi) Simpson, daughter Kathy (Doug) Richards, brother in law Ron (Pat) Savage, sister in law Marion (Darwin) Robertson, sister in law Shirley (Rich) Walker, grandchildren Austin, Desi, Jamie, Sarah, Dylan, Katryna and many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Services will be held Saturday, March 12th at 10AM at Hillcrest Memorial Chapel. Viewing will be at Hillcrest Mortuary on Friday March 11th from 4-8PM.
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