In Loving

Thomas Lupton Simpson, Jr.

Jan 14, 1935 – Jun 23, 2015

Thomas Lupton Simpson, Jr., of Mineral Virginia, passed away at Martha Jefferson Hospital on June 23, 2015.Tom was born January 14, 1935 in Madison Heights, Virginia and was the son of the late Rev. Thomas Lupton Simpson, Sr. and Laurabelle Jackson Simpson. He graduated from Pamplin High School and attended Randolph Macon College for two years before serving in the Army in Korea from 1955-57. He married Dorie Luck in 1957 and graduated from Lynchburg College in 1959. Tom worked for many years in business, and was a partner at Duke Oil Company in Mineral.Tom was a self-sufficient man who inspired confidence in others. In his younger days, he was an avid tennis player, ran his own business, helped build his home in Mineral, and renovated several others. He also enjoyed gardening and photography, and continued to enjoy reading in his later years. Tom is survived by his loving wife Dorie; his son Thomas Gregory Simpson and his wife Elaine, of Brooklyn, New York; his daughter Lesilee Simpson Rose and her husband Alan, of Davis, California; his three grandchildren Thomas Gregory Simpson, Jr., Grant Edward Rose and Ella Louise Rose; and many other family members and friends.A private service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mineral Rescue Squad.