Jackie Simpson
1934 - 2017
Trahan Family Funeral Home - Pensacola
60 Industrial Blvd
Pensacola, FL
Jackie Simpson

Pensacola - Jackie Marlin Simpson passed away on Wednesday,December 20,2017.

Jackie grew up in Miami and played football for Miami Edison High School.

He received a scholarship to play football at the University of Florida, where he was later Inducted into the UF Hall of Fame. Jackie then did a tour in the US Army before being drafted into the NFL to play for the Baltimore Colts.He was in what many considered the "Greatest Game Ever Played"- the 1958 Baltimore Colts victory over the New York Giants (23-17).

He later played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Canadian Football League.

Jackie moved to Pensacola in 2000 with his wife Jeanie, who has since passed in 2012.He is survived by his son Daryl Simpson,daughter Shari Simpson Smith,four grandchildren

and three great grandchildren. He has touched so many lives and will be remembered with love and laughter by all who knew him.


Published by the Pensacola News Journal on Jan. 3, 2018.
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May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
January 6, 2018
I never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Simpson but I did have the pleasure of witnessing his football career at Miami Edison. He was absolutely one of the greatest running backs to ever play in Dade County. On 11/27/52 (my 10th birthday) he broke my heart and the hearts of all MHS Stingaree fans when he almost singlehanded led the Red Raiders to their first ever win over MHS 21-7. One of the greatest performances by one high school player I ever witnessed. My condolences to his family. God Bless and may he rest in peace! EBL III
E. B. Leatherman, III
January 4, 2018
May you hold dear the memories of your loved one and may they bring a smile to your face. Hoping the one true God brings you comfort and hope to your heart. Matthew 5:4
January 4, 2018
We have lost a hero. I was blessed to know Jackie, and to follow his career. He was a leader and an example to all that knew him.
My condolences and best wishes to his family and friends that will miss him, as I do.
Rest in peace Jackie.
Olin Greene
Olin Greene
January 3, 2018
So many wonderful memories and so many tears .. He and Jimmy played together on the Red Devils football team at age 10 and were very close friends till my Jimmy's death 4 years ago ... Then Jackie remained a special friend as we spoke "gator" over these last years and talked about all our great times together ! His children were a wonderful support to him as he fought the good fight ! Love to you all , Nan Rountree
Nan Rountree
January 3, 2018
Eternal rest grant unto Jackie O' Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May Jackie's soul, along with the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

I'll miss you my friend!
Chuck Kennedy
January 3, 2018
My condolences to Jackie's family. I have known him since high school and he was a good friend over the many years to Larry & me.
Barbara Dyal
January 3, 2018
I would like to express my sympathy to the family for this great loss. May the God who comforts those that mourn sustain you during this difficult time. Isaiah 61:1,2
January 3, 2018
My sincere condolences to the family may you find comfort in the God of all comfort during this difficult time.
January 3, 2018
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