Ambus Simpson

Ambus Simpson, 90, of Rockwood, passed away Monday, July 23, 2012, in The Bridge nursing home facility in Rockwood.
He was a member of Clymersville Baptist Church.
He was born on June 11, 1922, to Cora Hessie Love Simpson. He attended Campbell High School, Rockwood, and was a self-taught carpenter. He was married to Elaine Roddy on July 6, 1942.
He was a veteran of World War II and served in the European, African, and Middle-Eastern theaters. He was a long-time employee of the Tennessee Valley Authority, having worked at many nearby TVA facilities. He retired from the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant in 1987. His life-long work was carpentry, and his proudest accomplishment was the building of the family home.
Survivors are his wife, Elaine Simpson; two daughters, Kay Latham, Decatur, Ga., and Mary (Frank) Robinson, Knoxville; four grandchildren, Kevin Latham and Jeffery Latham both of Lithonia, Ga., Kellie (Bryan) Hicks, Huntsville, Ala., and Stacy (Dave) Ellison, Lexington, Ky.; and seven great-grandchildren, Kevin and Skye Latham, Hailey, Sydney and Garrett Hicks, and Camryn and Devin Ellison. He is also survived by a host of relatives and friends.
He was known to all the family as "Gramps" and was a part of the inseparable team known as "Granny and Gramps."
Arrangements are as follows: Family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28, with funeral service to follow in Evans Mortuary, 805 N. Gateway Ave., Rockwood. The Rev. Charles Kelley will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Rockwood.

Funeral Home

Evans Mortuary
805 North Gateway Avenue Rockwood, TN 37854
(865) 354-2600
Published in Roane County News from July 26 to July 27, 2012