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William C. Simpson Jr.

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Date published: 9/1/2013

William C. Simpson Jr.

William "Bill" Craton Simpson Jr., 85, of Fredericksburg, affectionately known as "Sonny" and "Brother" by his family, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013.

Bill was born Dec. 13, 1927, the only son of William Craton and Lottie Ella Drumheller Simpson in Nelson County. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and worked for Horton's Amoco as a mechanic for 26 years.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude Irene Macklin Simpson; daughter Amanda Louise Simpson Fisher; and sisters Sadie Hill, Helen Beach, Estelle Asvick and Rebecca Feaganes.

Bill is survived by daughters Dixie Whalen of Fredericksburg and Christine "Cricket" Helm and her husband, Robert, of Locust Grove; son William Craton Chapel of Kokomo, Ind.; sisters Willie Feaganes of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Patricia Drummond and husband J.C. of Strasburg; and son-in-law Herbert "Andy" Fisher of Alexandria.

A service of remembrance will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept, 3, at Laurel Hill Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at laurelhillfuneral home.com.