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.