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Charles (Shay) Franklin Simpson
August 18, 1941 ~ December 7, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Charles (Shay) Franklin Simpson, 82, of Concord and formerly of Oak Island, NC passed away on Thursday, December 7th, 2023 at the Tucker Hospice House. Shay was born in Concord on August 18th, 1941 to the late Charles Franklin and Helen Bowles Simpson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Dionne S. Whitley.
Shay was a veteran of the US Air Force where in 1964 he brought back his beloved German wife, Monika Z. Simpson, and recently had celebrated 59 years of marriage together. He had a love for NASCAR, Atlanta Braves Baseball, and UNC Tar Heels Basketball. He was retired as a US Postal carrier where his route was the Beverly Hills area of Concord. After retiring, Shay and Monika moved to their heaven on earth, Oak Island and enjoyed many years together until moving back to Concord this fall due to his failing health.
Services will be held at 1:00PM Tuesday, December 12th, 2023 at Forest Hills UMC where he was a member. The Reverend Mandy Jones and the Reverend Wes Judy will officiate and a military honors burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service from 11:30AM-1:00PM.
In addition to his wife Monika, those left to cherish his wonderful memory include his two daughters Lauri Ann Gibson-Barkley(Lisa Tackett), Heidi Moore(Randy), his seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Forest Hills UMC, 265 Union Street N., Concord, NC 28025 or St. Jude’s Children's Research Hospital , 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105, (stjude.org)
Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Charlotte is entrusted with the arrangements