Emmett Carl "EC" Simpson, 85, was called to his eternal resting place on May 4, 2020. He entered this world on November 11, 1934 in Kingsville, Texas born to Emmett C. and Bessie Lee Simpson, who preceded him in death as well as his sister, Pauline Simpson Bareis.
He is survived by his sister, Jean Simpson Cook; niece, Patricia Cook Nelson (Mike Nelson); nephew, Michael G. Cook (Janet Whitman); and great nephews, Jason M. Nelson (Christina Nelson), Ryan M. Cook, John Bareis and great great niece Gabriella Kay Nelson and great great nephew Jason M. Nelson, Jr (Gator Bear) .
He was a lifetime resident of Kingsville, Texas which he said would always be home, a Navy Veteran and a Life Member of Elks Lodge #1926 spanning 62 years. After the Navy he returned to Kingsville and began a career in printing at the Kingsville Record for a number of years before he began working at Celanese. After Celanese he started his own printing company, King Printing, located on 7th Street for over 3 decades until the recent fire. He continued his business until his death.
Our Uncle Bubba (EC), was Texas A & I Javelinas most loyal and dedicated fan, having received a Javelina Fan Award which was richly deserved as he traveled all over the United States to watch their games into his 80's.
A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, May 8, 2020 at 10 AM at Resthaven Cemetery in Kingsville.
Those unable to attend can view the service on a livestream via Facebook at the following link; https://business.facebook.com/groups/ECSimpson/
Services are entrusted to Turcotte PIper Mortuary, 205 General Cavazos Blvd., Kingsville, Texas 78363
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