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Harold W. Simpson Sr.


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Harold W. Simpson Sr. Obituary
Sr. Harold W. Simpson, Sr. of Atlanta, Georgia died on November 15, 2017. He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Rae Moore Simpson. He is survived by his three children, Hal Simpson and wife Linda, Jane Simpson, and Elizabeth Simpson; and three grandchildren, Lindsay Simpson, Matt Simpson and Amelia Weltner. Mr. Simpson was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 5, 1922 to Guss H. Simpson and Mary Blanche Ritch Simpson. He attended Atlanta schools and graduated from Boy's High in 1940. Mr. Simpson enrolled at Georgia Tech in 1941, although his academic progress was delayed by the onset of World War II. Following his return to Tech after the war, Mr. Simpson graduated with the Class of 1950 with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree. Mr. Simpson's career included engineering positions with the J.E. Sirrine Company and National Linen Service. In 1964, Mr. Simpson founded Simpson Engineering Company, which engaged in the design and manufacturing of contract machinery. The products of this company spanned the state, country and world, extending as far as the Aswan Dam in Egypt. Mr. Simpson was an active member of the Kiwanis Club for 35 years. He has been a member of Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church for 55 years. A family graveside service will be held Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 1 o'clock at Arlington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Georgia Blind Sports Association, Attn: Terri Lawson, 1230 Peachtree St., Suite 1500, Atlanta GA, 30309.

Simpson, Harold W.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Nov. 20 to Nov. 21, 2017
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