Robert E. Simpson, Jr., age 63, of Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away early Sunday morning, November 6, 2022, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville.

He was born on August 21, 1959, to late Robert Earl Simpson, Sr. and Janice (Ausmus) Simpson in Knoxville, TN.  He was the grandson of the late Dr. Carl E. Ausmus and Hattie (Claiborne) Ausmus Finley.

In addition to his grandparents, he was preceded in death by his father, Robert E. Simpson, Sr.; and uncle, Carl E. “Sonny” Ausmus, Jr.

In addition to his mother, Janice (Ausmus) Simpson, of Jellico, he is survived by three sisters, Susan Simpson, of Jellico, Mary Simpson, of Morristown, TN, and Lori (Ed) Wilkerson, of Lenoir City, TN; five nephews, Shane Lovell, Blair King, Jesse King, Aidan Wilkerson, and Conner Wilkerson; several great-nephews; and a host of friends, neighbors, and other relatives to mourn his passing.

There will be a graveside service and interment in the family lot at theJellico Cemetery with the Rev. James Hackler officiating.

Cox & Son Funeral Home of Jellico is in charge of all arrangements.

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