James E. Simpson

James E. Simpson, 77 of Roachdale passed away Monday, November 12, 2018 at Danville Regional Rehabilitation. He was born in Crawfordsville, July 16, 1941 to the late James O. and Helen (Howard) Simpson. He graduated from Roachdale High School with the class of 1959.

Mr. Simpson worked at Raybestos in Crawfordsville for thirty-six years. Upon retirement he resided in Ladoga. He loved hunting, fishing, and trapping and was a popular figure at local karaoke gatherings. He was a member of the Eagles and Montezuma Game Club.

He is survived by two children; son, James R. Simpson, Roachdale, daughter, Sandra Simpson, of Bourbon, MO, four grandchildren, five great grandchildren, two step children, two brothers, Don and Ron of Roachdale, half sister, Marilyn, Indianapolis.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son Brett. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

There are no scheduled services for James.

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  • Ron Goodwin

    Ronnie,Donnie & Family, I am so sorry & sadden to see that Bushhog has passed, Bushhog was my biggest & best fan, he always was a fun & fine person who never quit making a person quit laughing b/c, thast’s the way he was. I always enjoy him being around giving me my pepsi’s while we were playing softball. I enjoyed communicating on the cb back in the day. We even had our names Bushhog,Nightcrawler, given to the Brother’s dogs in which we both felt honored. Jim will be missed, but never forgotten by many that knew him. ROP NBushhog.


  • Connie Ingersoll

    I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with “diamond Jim” for most of my 23 years at Raybestos and considered him more than a coworker, he was a friend. He was funny, easy going, smart, a big teddy bear. I was lucky to have known him and will always remember him with a smile. Prayers for comfort will be with your family. God bless you.