Emory A. Simpson, went home to be with Elouise, Friday, April 5th. Emory a.k.a. "Paps" (to his family and friends), 1st Sarge (from his rank in WW2), "Boss" (from this position at A & P), and others we shouldn't print here, was born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1913.
Traveled to Weaverville, NC where he met Elouise. They were married in 1935. They lived with "Mimi", Elouise's mother. Soon after came a son, Joe, then daughter Peggy. These 4 moved to Asheville, NC, Greenville, SC, then Charlotte, NC. Except for 4 years in Birmingham, Alabama 1967-1970, Emory and Elouise remained in Charlotte, NC.
Good friends Bud Bouley (a.k.a "Cowboy" to Emory ) of Fort Mill, SC, Nancy and Walter McClure of Tega Cay, SC and Evelyn and Tom Posey and Helen Krickham of Asheville, NC have been faithful to visit--Emory appreciated it and we love you for it.
"Paps Family" -- Joe and Natalie Simpson, their son, Mark (wife Dena) and their two kids Emily and Jacob. Peggy and Ray Bouley and their two kids Kelly and Glenn (no grandkids at this writing).
Emory was a generous honest guy. He was a fun friend who loved his vodka cocktails and a little wagering on football and NASCAR. We miss you already Paps--say hello to grams for us. Go easy on St. Peter--he doesn't get many like you.
Visitation will be at Wolfe Funeral Home in Fort Mill, SC today from 2-4 p.m. The Funeral will be private.
Memorials to honor Emory, please send to South Charlotte Baptist Church, 12416 Lancaster Hwy., Pineville, NC 28134 or the Humane Society of Charlotte, 2700 Toomey Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Apr. 7, 2002