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Dr. Harvey Lee Simpson, Jr.

February 12, 1933 May 30, 2019
Dr. Harvey Lee Simpson, Jr.
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Obituary for Dr. Harvey Lee Simpson, Jr.

Dr. Harvey Lee Simpson, Jr., 86, of Americus died Thursday, May 30, 2019 at his home. A native of Sumter County, he was born February 12, 1933 to the late Harvey Simpson, Sr. and Eunice Carter Simpson.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m., Sunday June 2nd at St. John’s Anglican Church in Americus. Father Jim Parker will officiate the service. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, June 1st at Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel.

In 1961, Dr. Harvey Simpson opened his medical practice in Americus and was affiliated with Sumter Regional Hospital, where he served the community for forty-two years. During his years of practice, he served as Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery. In addition to his medical contributions to the community, he was a member of the Americus Jaycees and Kiwanis Club.

In 1966, Dr. Simpson helped start Southland Academy, an accomplishment of which he was most proud. He served on the Southland Academy Board of Directors from 1966 to 1972 and then again from 1985 to 1990. During both of these terms, he held the position of Chairman of the Board. Dr. Simpson’s dedication and loyalty to Southland Academy extended far beyond administrative roles. Starting in 1971, the first year Southland had an athletic program, he acted as Team Physician, a position he held for decades. He had children enrolled at Southland from 1966 to 2003, but his love and dedication continued until he died.

In recent years, Dr. Simpson served on the Phoebe-Sumter Hospice Board, was an active member of the St. John’s Men’s Fellowship, the Wood Butchers, and the Romeos.

Dr. Simpson is survived by his wife of forty-one years, Jody Simpson of Americus; five daughters and sons-in-law: Stacy and Terry Davis, Kelly and Jeff Putman, Leah and Scott Thompson, Mandy and Matt Latta, and Aynsley and Tate Girardeau; and one son, Dr. Harvey Lee (Tripp) Simpson, III and his wife Robyn. Thirteen grandchildren also survive: Chaz Davis, Brannen Davis, TD Davis, Harvey Simpson IV (Madison,) Lindsey Simpson, Landry Simpson, Neel Putman, Mary Carter Putman, Haley Thompson, Hayden Thompson, Sarah Shea Latta, Asher Latta, and Daxton Girardeau.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to: St. John’s Anglican Church, 230 Southland Road, Americus, GA 31709, Southland Academy Foundation, P.O. Box 1127 Americus, GA 31709, or to Phoebe-Sumter Hospice, P.O. Box 1434, Americus, GA 31709.

Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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5:00 PM 6/1/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/1/2019 7:00:00 PM
Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel

142 Southland Road
Americus, GA 31709

Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel
142 Southland Road Americus 31709 GA
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4:00 PM 6/2/2019 4:00:00 PM
Saint John's Anglican Church

230 Southland Road
Americus, GA 31709

Saint John's Anglican Church
230 Southland Road Americus 31709 GA
United States

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