CARROLLTON - Billy Simpson, age 79, died of cancer on Monday October 7, 2013 at his residence. He was born on August 11, 1934 to the late Homer and Blanche (Ward) Simpson, in Greenville. He resided in Carroll County the past 8 years. He attended Greenwood High School where he lettered in football for 3 years. Following high school, he served in the US Army from 1957 to 1959, and retired as a specialist 4. He was a member of the Greenwood Police Department for 20 years and retired as a lieutenant. He worked for La-z-Boy Chair Company before his retirement in 1996. He is preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.
Visitation will be on October 8 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Williams and Lord Funeral Home in Greenwood, and from 10:00 a.m. till 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 9 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Carroll County. Funeral Services will be held on October 9 at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Carroll County with Rev. Laney Haley officiating. Burial will be at Moores Memorial Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Goss Simpson of Avalon and by numerous nieces and nephews.
Williams and Lord Funeral Home is in charge. Online guestbook may be signed at www. williamsandlord.com