Kenneth Gene Simpson

Kenneth Gene Simpson, age 76 of Hurt went home to be with our Lord on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.  

Born February 22, 1945 in Pittsylvania County, he was the son of the late Eugene Simpson and Ocie Wade Simpson.  He spent most of his childhood at the home of Lonnie and Dini Simons. 

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 40 years, Mildred Elizabeth “Liz” Hendricks Simpson; and one sister, Jewel Wade. 

Mr. Simpson was a member of Motley United Methodist Church.  He retired from BGF after 45 years of service where he worked in the weave room.

He enjoyed collecting knives, antiques, fishing, bluegrass music, and anything having to do with being outside in his yard.  

He is survived by two daughters, Jean Hatcher (Steven) of Hurt, and Tiffany Simpson of the residence; one son, Jerry Simpson of Roanoke; one sister, Cindy Lewis (Jerry) of Stuart; five grandchildren, Hollie Catron, Derek Catron (Brittany), Samantha Owen (Adam), Dustin Simpson, and Justin Simpson; ten great-grandchildren; special family, Carolyn Shelton, and Tara Moore; as well as many other family members that loved him dearly.     

Memorial services will be conducted 6:00 p.m. Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Motley United Methodist Church by Rev. Steve Morris.  A private burial will be held at a later date.

The family will receive friends at the residence.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Sharon Yeatts, Jessie Yeatts, David Brumfield, and Jimmy Hendricks.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest contributions be made to Gretna Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 14, Gretna, VA 24557 or to Motley United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 207, Hurt, VA 24563.  

Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna is assisting the family.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting