Albert Franklin Simpson, 84, of Carthage, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at his residence, surrounded by his family.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Red Branch Baptist Church, where he was a member, with the Rev. Jeff Mitchell and the Rev. David Pietz officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 1:30 p.m. and at other times at the home.
Albert was a native of Moore County. He was a graduate of Carthage High School and Durham Barber School. He was one of the first licensed men’s hair stylists in the state. Albert served his country in the North Carolina National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserves. He worked for 58 years as a barber and men’s stylist in Durham. Albert enjoyed NASCAR and country music. He promoted the Country Shindig Show at the Dorton Arena in Raleigh He was a loving son, husband, father and grandfather. Time spent with his family was very important. He was the son of the late Ernest Franklin and Beulah Hinsley Simpson.
Albert is survived by his wife of 57 years, Kay; daughter, Sharon Simpson Anderson and husband, Harry, of Spruce Pine; sons, Terry Simpson and wife, Jill Whade, of Durham, Ronald Simpson, of Carthage; grandchildren, Monique Holliday and husband, Vincent, of Asheville, Nathaniel Simpson, of Durham; step-grandchildren, Keegan Anderson and wife, Samantha, of Bakersville, Mindy Smith and husband, Cale, of Elk Park; step-great-grandchildren, Carlee and Maggie Anderson, of Bakersville, and Cooper Kleinsmith, of Elk Park.
Memorials may be made to Red Branch Baptist Church, 1748 Old River Road, Carthage, NC 28327.
Fry and Prickett Funeral Home is honored to serve the Simpson family.
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