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John Simpson

1959 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
John Simpson Obituary
John Ely Simpson Jr. - SAVANNAH - John Ely Simpson Jr., died peacefully on August 20, 2014 of complications from diabetes. Born in Savannah on June 7, 1959, Ely was the son of Marjorie McKinnon Simpson and the late John Ely Simpson. Ely graduated from Savannah Country Day School in 1977. In 1981, he graduated with a degree in Ornamental Horticulture from the University of Georgia, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Ely took great pride in his work as a landscape professional throughout his life, and he had many friends and interests. He was a passionate supporter of the University of Georgia football team and enjoyed attending games with his sons, playing tennis, reading, and family trips to Highlands, NC. He was a member of the Society of Colonial Wars and St. John's Episcopal Church. In addition to his mother, Ely is survived by his sons, John Ely Simpson III and his wife Nancy, and Marshall McKinnon Simpson, and their mother Elizabeth Powell McAlpin; his brother, Garey Lambert Simpson and his wife Cynthia; his sister, Ethelyn Nightingale Simpson; his niece Katherine Simpson Spencer and her husband Eric; his nephew Garey Lambert Simpson, Jr.; and his great-niece, Addison Leigh Spencer. Private graveside services will be held at Bonaventure Cemetery. The family invites friends and family to join them for a reception at the Oglethorpe Club on Saturday, August 23rd from noon until 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that remembrances be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 3525 Piedmont Road, NE, Building 6, Suite 300, Atlanta GA 30305 or to Hospice Savannah, Post Office Box 13190, Savannah GA 31416. Please sign our on-line guest book at www.foxandweeks.com Savannah Morning News August 22, 2014 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannnahnow.com/obituaries.
Published in Savannah Morning News from Aug. 21 to Aug. 22, 2014
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