Byron Wade Simpson, 46, a resident of Spring, Texas went to rest with his Lord and Savior on April 19, 2014. Byron was born in Mineral Wells, Texas on November 28, 1967, as a fraternal twin, to mother Clara Jo and father Paul Lewis Simpson. An energetic, free-spirited young man, Byron graduated from Rio Vista High School in 1986. After his one week stint in veterinary school, and after forgoing his dreams of becoming a rock star, Byron started a family and welcomed his greatest pride and joy…his children, daughters Emily and Hillary, and son, Jacob. |
Byron soon found himself as an aspiring entrepreneur and founded his own office-equipment and technology company, Zeno Imaging in 1994. Thanks to his unique spirit, dedication, and integrity, Byron would fulfill his dream of being a star and lead Zeno Imaging to the top of the industry. Through his fearless leadership, Byron established a lasting program of success that went far beyond business and touched the lives of countless people all over Texas. "His positive thoughts and actions were infectious to his employees and his customers alike," says his best friend, Larry.
Byron married his soul mate Amber Simpson on July 9, 2011, and welcomed precious Melania as his own daughter into their loving family.
When Byron wasn't hard at work, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, music, travel and golf. However, his real passion was building a bright future for his family and friends. Byron was the caretaker of all who knew him. He had a unique ability to place himself in other's shoes and provide just the right support, guidance, or humor to produce the smiles and confidence they needed. "Each and every one of us is so fortunate and honored to have had Byron in our lives," says his friend and business partner, Tom.
Throughout his days, Byron poured love into his family, built strength into his friends and employees, and brought life and energy into every room he visited.
While Byron's friends and family will miss him deeply, they rejoice and take peace in their companion's newfound rest with God the Father. "For this God is our God for ever and ever; He will be our guide even to the end." (Psalm 48:14)
Byron was preceded in death by his brother, Jim Bob Simpson. He is survived by his wife Amber Simpson; daughters Emily Simpson (23), Hillary Simpson (22), Melania Pena (6), son Jacob Simpson (16), granddaughter Britain (1); mother and stepfather Jo and Johnny Buckaloo; father and stepmother Paul and Kathy Simpson; twin brother Brian, sisters Jo, Paula, Cassy, Heather, Jeanna and Jamie, as well as eight nephews, nine nieces and three great nieces.
A public viewing will be held from 11 AM to 2 PM on Friday, April 25th at Klein Funeral Home on 16131 Champion Forest Drive, Spring, Texas 77379. A service celebrating Byron's life will be held at 2 PM. The family requests that any donations be made to Heart Center at Texas Children's Hospital, http://www.texaschildrens.org/heart or to Autism is Medical, 3409 Zebecca Creek Drive, Austin, Texas 78732, http://www.autismismedical.com.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Apr. 24, 2014