Simpson, Edward Lawayne

Monday, November 13, 2017

Edward Lawayne Simpson, 51, of Rossville, passed away Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. He had lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life and was the qwner and operator of Simpson & Son Asphalt Company for several years. He enjoyed being outside, working in the yard, fishing, boating or camping.  Just being with his family and friends was what made him happy. He enjoyed southern rock and country music and was a loving and devoted brother, husband, father and grandfather, who will be truly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl Simpson and Trudy Rathbun.

Those that are left to cherish his memories are his wife and mother of his three oldest children, Vonda Brown; longtime girlfriend, Carla Haskins; children, Amber Simpson, Jonathan Simpson, Melissa Simpson and Gage Simpson; sisters, Carla Johnson and Becky Smith; brothers, Brian (Tonya) Evans and Jason (Shannon) Ellis; eight grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

Celebration of life service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 in the funeral home parlor. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until the time of service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Online guest book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by W. L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Homes, Fort Oglethorpe.


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