He served his country in the U.S. Army and was a Mason. He was a prior resident of Rockport and a member of the Rockport Senior Social Club.
Simpson was born on July 31, 1935, to Samuel Robert and Lucy May Simpson in Gulf.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Samuel Robert Simpson Jr., Oscar Cecil Simpson and Freddie Lee Simpson.
Survivors include three daughters, Brenda Lee Longoria of San Antonio, Vicki Preston of Florida and Debbie Birmingham; one son, Charles R. (Sandi Small) Simpson Jr. of Shepherd; two sisters, Susan Steen of Allen, and Gladys Ray of Sweeney; one brother, Kenneth Simpson of El Campo; and five grandchildren.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m., today (Thursday) at the First Baptist Church in Woodsboro.