Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Melvin Earl Simpson

Melvin Earl Simpson, 81, of Norwood, NC, passed away Wednesday February 21, 2018 in his home. His funeral will be 2 PM Friday February 23, 2018 at Green Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Ron Dry officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 PM until 1:30 PM at the church prior to the hour of the service.

Earl was born March 27, 1936 in Stanly County, NC and was the son of the late John Grady Simpson and Eunice Ingold Simpson. He was a member of Green Memorial United Methodist Church. He retired from Alcoa and he loved tractors, lawn mowers and camping.

Mr. Simpson was preceded in death by his wife Claudine Efird Simpson in 2011. He is survived by a son Terry Lynn Simpson and wife Pam of Norwood, NC, four grandchildren Jennifer Frashuer and husband Joey of Norwood, NC, Dustin Simpson and wife Christy of Norwood, NC, Dana Burrage and husband Charlie of New London, NC and Kam Edwards and wife Sarah of Albemarle, NC, and six great-grandchildren John and Jack Frashuer, Mason and Brooke Burrage, Paisley Edwards and Lakelyn Simpson, two brothers John Elwood Simpson of Norwood, NC and Ervin Dwayne Simpson of Norwood, NC. Mr. Simpson was preceded in death by a daughter Toni Simpson Edwards in 2003.

Memorials may be given to Green Memorial United Methodist Church, 11495 NC-138 , Norwood ,NC, 28218 or Hospice of Stanly and Uwharrie, 960 N. First Street, Albemarle, NC, 28001.



  • The Hubert Austin Family Posted February 21, 2018 5:00 pm

    Earl was a great man and he helped my family so much. He will be truly missed by all. Never seen a nicer man. God has gained a true gentleman

  • Greg and Sandra Helms Posted February 21, 2018 6:09 pm

    Terry, Pam and family…we are so sorry for the loss of Mr. Earl. He was always so nice and friendly. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Melisa Isenhour Posted February 21, 2018 9:01 pm

    One of the nicest person I have ever known. Wonderful memories of him , Tina, Toni and Terry. You will forever be in my heart

  • Belinda McIntyre Posted February 21, 2018 9:03 pm

    I know Mr Simpson is at peace. He was such a loving man. He loved his family and I bet he was ,(after seeing his Lord and Savior ) made his way to see his beautiful wife and daughter. God bless this family and comfort them during this time and days ahead.

  • Judy Lucas Posted February 22, 2018 2:32 pm

    Mr. Earl was my second daddy when Toni and I were running around together. I will never forget the camping trips and spending the night with Earl and Claudine! Great memories, he will be missed. Terry, you and Pam are in my prayers!

  • Cindy B. Almond Posted February 22, 2018 3:51 pm

    I loved Pops and he always made me smile when he would tell me how “ you look mighty pretty today” every Sunday at church. It was such a blessing to see how he fought hard to keep going. He came to church every Sunday that he was able! Many blessings to all who took him to church and other places he wanted to go.. He had wonderful caregivers for the last couple of years. We all know how much you loved him. Terry, Jenn and families I love you and you should be proud of all you did to care for Pops. He loved you; he loved his church family and he loved the Lord. We will surely miss seeing his smiling face but we rest assured he’s in heaven now and healed and happy.. he’s back with Claudine…
    God Bless each of you in a special way
    Love and prayers are with you all!

  • Rebecca Hollis Posted February 23, 2018 7:30 am

    To the family of Earl Simpson, may God’s Blessings be upon you and may you have the assurance that Earl is with the Lord…no more suffering, no more pain. I am so glad that I got to know such a fine man through Tonya and Michael and to discover that my mother and Claudine were 1st cousins! We are all brothers and sisters through Christ Jesus!

  • Pete & Jo Culp Posted February 25, 2018 11:03 pm

    Terry, Pam and family…our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Earl was a good man. God bless you all.

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