Jasper Simpson

Jasper Derwood "J.D." Simpson Jr.

Friday, July 3rd, 1936 - Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
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Jasper Derwood “J.D.” Simpson, Jr., 83, went home to be with his Lord September 24, 2019. A native of Manteo, NC he was the son of the late Jasper Derwood Simpson, Sr. and Sabrina Barnett Simpson. He was predeceased by his son, Christopher Todd Simpson; son-in-law, Ronnie Mullinax; brothers, David and Jerry Simpson; and a sister, Holly Davis. J.D. was a member of Deep Creek Baptist Church and retired as a Regional Supervisor and Plant Manager with Titan America.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Joyce F. Simpson; daughters, Lisa S. Mullinax and Jaye Snow (Scott); son, Tony A. Simpson (Paula); six grandchildren, Adam, Ryan, Veronica, Alaina, Jordan and Haley, and 12 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 5 p.m. at Graham Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1112 Kempsville Road, Chesapeake with Pastor Cal Myers officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Amyloidosis Foundation at Following the service, the family will receive friends at the home of Tony and Paula, 1116 Kinderly Lane, Chesapeake 23320. Please visit to view the service and to leave a condolence to the family.
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    Saturday, September 28th, 2019 | 5:00pm
    Saturday, September 28th, 2019 5:00pm
    Graham Funeral Home
    1112 Kempsville Road
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
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JoAnn Ellington

Posted at 08:27am
Dear Joyce and family,
Who could ever forget that captivating grin?? As Joyce knows, I called JD one of my boyfriends, having known him for many years as a friend and patient. Always asking about my family- even when going through some of his own physical discomfort. Always smiling. He would wander back to my office (when no one else could) just to see how I was doing. He will be so missed as he was loved by so many, including me; but I know he is whole, with our Lord, and grinning down on us. JoAnn Ellington

terry simpson

Posted at 09:49am
Knowing family history is a carry on as to who you are and JD told the best family stories. I could listen for hours. I had the blessing of having JD, David and Jerry all together for a few days and watch them interact for the last time on this earth. Now having their reunion with Holly and other loved ones who are sending their joy and love to us. My heart is with you Joyce and all of the family he loved so much. I know you are all a refuge for each other; embracing with healing hugs and hearts. Remember to share old stories and make new memories and tell them to the little ones like JD loved to do. God Bless and hold you all in your time or grief. Love you big brother. Terry

Faye Daniels

Posted at 09:17am
My thoughts are with you and your family at this time; may your memories bring you comfort.

“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” ~~ Eskimo Proverb

Diane Morrison

Posted at 03:29pm
Lisa and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. I know how difficult it can be. Know that my heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

Sharon Ambrose Posted at 12:07pm

Joyce and family, please know that I am so sorry for your loss! I grew up with this family and loved them all so very much! I know all of you will miss having him but I also know you have many wonderful memories of him. Please know that your family will always be on my heart and also in my prayers! May God keep His arms of comfort and peace around you always! I love you Joyce! Sharon Mann Ambrose

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