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Bud Simpson

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Dyersburg Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Latimer officiating. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery in Cloverdale. Pallbearers will be Tim Smith, Kevin Sanders, Bart Sanders, Trey Simpson, Paul Franks and Gerald Simpson.
The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
He was a retired maintenance supervisor for Kimberly-Clark and a member of First Baptist Church in Troy. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Bettye Gooch Simpson of Reelfoot Lake; two daughters, Cheryl (Gooch) Loft of Lakeland and Kymberlinn Simpson of Reelfoot Lake; three sons, Tony Gooch, Lemmuel Simpson Jr. and Scott Simpson, all of Reelfoot Lake; and four grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Simpson and Lemmuel “Trey” Simpson, both of Memphis, Elizabeth Anna Loft of New York City and Kymberlinn Simpson of Reelfoot Lake.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Terry and Erma (O’Rear) Simpson; and his brother, Olan Simpson.
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