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327 West King Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401
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Earl Simpson

Earl Simpson

Tuesday, July 2nd, 1929 Monday, September 2nd, 2019

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Obituary for Earl Mahlon "Pee Wee" Simpson

Earl M. “Pee Wee” Simpson, I, 90, of Martinsburg died peacefully at Berkeley Medical Center on September 2, 2019 surrounded by his loving family at his side. He is finally no longer in pain and flying high in the arms of angels.

Born in Martinsburg on July 2, 1929, he was the son of the late Clyde and Bessie Simpson. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Bernard, Clifton, Rudolph, Marvin, Norbert, Heyward, and Harlan; his sisters, Berkeley Gay, Mary Lee Kidwell, and Dorothy Wilson.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Dorothy L. Simpson; sister, Janet Miller; his five children, Cindy (Randy) Strakal, Buddy (Tara) Simpson, Billy (Pat) Simpson, Carolyn (Clyde) Word, and Bobby Simpson (Dawn Kipps); ten grandchildren, Gene Lemen, Bobby P. Simpson, Krystle Dick, Rachel, Jeremiah, Marin, Hunter, Josh, Wesley, and Zachary Simpson; eleven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was a member of the graduating class of 1947 at Martinsburg High School. He served in the US Navy as an aviation electrician from 1948-1950. He worked for the Journal for many years and a graphic arts teacher at James Rumsey until his retirement at age 62. He was a 32nd Degree Mason with the Robert White Lodge #67 and a 50 year plus member; the longest surviving Past Master. He was past president of the Osiris Eastern Panhandle Shriner’s Club. He loved taking children to Philadelphia. A Past Patron of Golden Rule Chapter No. 69, Order of the Eastern Star. He served as Worthy Patron thirteen times and was a Grand Representative to Florida. He loved traveling with his family and throughout the state with Cindy during her tenure as Worthy Grand Matron. The love for his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and extended family will be remembered.

The family would like to give thanks to Berkeley Medical Center Emergency Department and PCU Staff for their caring and compassionate care.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home with an Order of Eastern Star Service at 6:00 pm.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, September 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Lynn Wilson, Pastor Lisa Franzen, and Rev. John Brooks officiating at Calvary United Methodist Church, 220 W. Burke Street, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Military graveside rites and Masonic graveside rites will be conducted in Rosedale Cemetery.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 5th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Brown Funeral Home
    327 West King Street
    MARTINSBURG, WV
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    Thursday, September 5th, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Order of the Eastern Star Service at 6:00 p.m.
  • Service

    Friday, September 6th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Calvary United Methodist Church
    220 W. Burke St.
    MARTINSBURG, WV
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    Friday, September 6th, 2019
    11:00am
    Officiant
    Pastor Lynn Wilson
    Co-Celebrant
    Rev. John Brooks
    Pastor Lisa Franzen
  • Interment

    Rosedale Cemetery
    917 Cemetery Rd.
    MARTINSBURG, WV
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    Military and Masonic rites will be held at the cemetery.

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Patty Starliper

So sorry for your loss, Buddy, Bill, Tara, Cindy, Jeremiah, Simpson family! My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.
P. Rowland Starliper
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Sue Kay Lowther

Dorothy Lee and family, You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult. I know it is not easy but remember all the good times and memories. May God give you Peace and Comfort. Love to all
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Pamela Voelker

My sincere sympathy to Dot, and the entire family on the loss of PeeWee. I am truly sorry for your loss. PeeWee was always such fun. God hold you and pray you comfort during this most difficult time. Pam
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Christy Hersh

I had Mr. Simpson for Graphic Arts in 1984. I know he was 💯 committed to making sure our classroom was handled like it would be in the real work world. He taught me as much about life as he did about print shop. May your memories comfort you, love is ours forever and death is dead. With deepest sympathy, Christine A Dyche Hersh (Chris)
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JOE WEIGER

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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