John Simpson, Sr., 72 of the Raybon Community died at his residence Wednesday morning following a brief illness. Born in Detroit, Michigan, his parents were William Joseph and Evelyn Chaffee McKay Simpson. He served in the United States Army and was disabled veteran. He was a member of the VFW and loved old cars. He was a Heavy Machinery Mechanic. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Yvonne LaBranche Simpson of Nahunta, GA; 7 Children and their spouses, John and Joann Simpson of Nahunta, GA; William and Colleen Simpson of Raybon, GA; Margaret and Terry Griffin of Raybon, GA; Sandra Marie and James Lanford of Clio, Michigan; Dawn and Jack Wright of Cass City, Michigan; Dennis Michael Simpson of Brunswick, GA and Tim and Darlene Simpson of Atkinson, GA; 23 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren; also, several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be Friday evening starting at 6 p.m. at Frye Funeral Home, (Formerly Chambless-Frye) in Nahunta. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning (Feb. 21, 2009) at 11 a.m. at Frye Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Wainright and Rev. Terry Jackson officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Raybon. Pallbearers will be Grandsons and friends, Kenneth L. Penzien, Jr., Michael S. Wood, Timothy Simpson, Jr., William Simpson, Nick Benedetto, Clipper Smith, Adam Carter and William Torres. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Missick, Dr. Kellogg and Heartland Hospice Staff of Brunswick, Dewayne Thomas and Dewayne Albritton. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.fryefh.com.