28 August 2006:
Franklin Lealand Simpson Jr., 78, of Fredericksburg died Saturday, August 26, 2006, at Mary Washington Hospital.
He was an Eagle Scout and a retired U.S. Navy Lieutenant, having served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
After retiring from the military, he graduated from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta and practiced in Marietta, Ga., as a defense attorney for over 20 years. He was also a member of the Maryland and Illinois bar associations. Mr. Simpson was a member of and legal counsel for Landing Craft Support LCS Association. A resident of Fredericksburg since 2004, he was a member of Spotswood Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Anita M. Simpson; a son, Robert Simpson and his wife, Dana, of Marietta; a daughter, Brenda Simpson of Tallassee, Alabama; a step-son, William Chiles and his wife, Linda, of Seattle; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Betty Turner of Woodstock, Ga. He was preceded in death by a son, Tony Simpson.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 29, 2006, at Spotswood Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Stone officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
Memorials may be made to LCS Association Retrieval Committee, c/o John Rooney, 2 Emory Lane, Phoenixville, Pa. 19460.
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