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Edward Buford "Ed" Simpson
Date of Death: April 22, 2012
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Edward B. “Ed” Simpson Edward Buford “Ed” Simpson, 80, of White Post, Virginia died Sunday, April 22, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family and loved ones. Mr. Simpson was born in 1931 in Freeman, WV the son of the late Henry C. and Alberta L. Simpson. He was a herdsman at Farnley Farm …
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Brian left a message on January 30, 2013:
Love you,Miss you ! Heaven is a wonderful place and we will all see you again someday when god calls us home! Ed I will never forget the roll you played in my life and you and Charlie were so loved by everyone and always will be ! xoxoxoxoxoxo Love Brian L Leonard 304-671-3326
TINA GRIM & DALE SCHOFFSTALL left a message on April 24, 2012:
In honor of Edward Buford "Ed" Simpson, TINA GRIM & DALE SCHOFFSTALL lit a candle.
TINA GRIM & DALE SCHOFFSTALL left a message on April 24, 2012:
THIS WAS ONE OF THE SWEETE'S MEN I HAVE EVER MEET AND HE WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED!! R.I.P.
Chad Alton Rosenberger left a message on April 25, 2012:
In honor of Edward Buford "Ed" Simpson, Chad Alton Rosenberger lit a candle.
mary frances lucas left a message on April 25, 2012:
In honor of Edward Buford "Ed" Simpson, mary frances lucas lit a candle.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Frances Lucas left a message on April 25, 2012:
In honor of Edward Buford "Ed" Simpson, Frances Lucas lit a candle.
Frankie Lambert left a message on April 25, 2012:
We will miss seeing Ed. at the High Point truck stop having a meal with his friend Charles. Our prayers goes out to all that knew Ed he was a friend to all. Frankie, Judy Lambert and Tad
Donnie Simpson left a message on April 25, 2012:
Oh Uncle Ed.....Wish I could have been able to say goodbye and attend tomorrow. During these times of sadness, I find myself laughing as I remember all of the practical jokes, teasing, and overall humor. One that sticks out quite clearly is when we were riding in the truck on the farm and you handed me beef jerky to snack on....turns out it was dog treats. Going to miss you dearly. Love you. Until we meet again!
Mark Gagnon left a message on April 26, 2012:
Ed - It was my privalege to have known you during our time on the farm - and to have kept up with you over the years. Through your patience and humor, you helped the Gagnon family learn and appreciate life on a farm. Chicken plucking parties. Night time corn raids. Annie goat. Becky. Boom Boom and Bam Bam. Tubby Tuba. Bo. Miss LaMay - and all the countless, wonderful animals you bestowed on us to nurture and raise. Thank you for being a part of our lives. And, to those family members surviving, may my two brother's and sister who were able to attend Ed's memorial, represent our collective love and appreciation for Ed. Sincerely, Mark Gagnon
Barbara J. Mackay-Smith left a message on April 26, 2012:
Ed and his family touched four generations at Farnley, from the time Ed's father came to work for Grandma to my own kids' visits to Ed and Charles and their wonderful menagerie. Ed, particularly, had a wonderful way with children and animals alike, and had an encyclopedic memory of the lineage of both! He will always be a part of the fabric of our Farnley family, and will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed.
William Douglas Simpson left a message on May 4, 2012:
The man responsible for my rape at the age of 8 is now dead. Adopted son of H.C. and Annette Simpson. William (Billy) Simpson. Brother and sister-in-law to Ed Simpson. Ed in many respects was a very good person, and he taught me many things as a child. But Ed was not always the person so many thought him to be. This man and his homosexual lifestyle destroyed my life. His punishnment in HELL is just and deserved...
Jane gomez left a message on April 24, 2012:
Ed I will never every for get you,I remember the day I came and we looked Thur the photo albums we had such a great time talking laughing and crying.I will never forget what we talked about that precious day you will always be in my heart love always Janie
Brian Leonard left a message on April 24, 2012:
He taught me as well and always had time for another child if they wanted to learn :) !!!
Amanda left a message on January 30, 2013:
Honoring Edward Simpson The summer I was twelve was a magical summer for me. I had a new pony; I got to work on the hay truck; and the most important person in my life, outside my family, came to Farnley. Ed Simpson had a way with animals. Nervous mother hamsters and rabbits would let him handle their babies. He knew every animal on the farm, even the sheep – which looked identical to me. He also had a way with children. That summer I became the first in a long line of Farnley children for whom “helping Ed” was our introduction to grown-up work. He took us seriously and gave us real work to do, even if it was just opening a gate. His steady kindness kept us going when things were difficult. He taught me to care for my 4-H calves, feed them, break them to lead, and he didn’t laugh, at least not to my face, when an ornery one dragged me through the manure pile in front of the whole club and the county agent! Most miraculous of all, he was there for my children too. The world changed a lot over those years, but Ed did not. They learned from him, as I had, that no one ever got far with an animal by trying to bully it. You had to work with an animal, not against it – persistence and cooperation were what lasted, in the barnyard as in life. It was a happy day for me when Ed Simpson came into my life, and a sad day when he left it. Ed leaves a legacy of goodness that will last for generations. Amanda Joan Mackay Smith
public.user left a message on January 30, 2013:
I will miss you,My Dear Friend. You and your family welcomed me into your family many years ago,when I came to Farnley with no family close by. I practically lived in your home,having lunch and supper with you daily.... You had a great sense of humor and would tease me unmercifully but lovingly. I would sometimes get the last laugh! You taught me how to shear a lamb,milk a cow and goat,pluck a chicken and skin a rabbit.You turned the city slicker into a country girl! You are the most loving and unselfish person that I have ever met,always putting others before yourself.I always thought of you as St Frances,as you had such a love for your animals,and they for you..My dear Ed,you are the reason that I have chosen the life that I live.I am certain that I am not alone in the many lives that you helped to shape.Thank You for all that you have given me,and the memories I will cherish....Until we meet again! Love, Ellie If tears could build a stairway and thoughts a memory lane I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again No Farewell words were spoken No time to say good-bye You were gone before I knew it And only God knows why.
public.user left a message on January 30, 2013:
Oh Uncle Ed.....Wish I could have been able to say goodbye and attend tomorrow. During these times of sadness, I find myself laughing as I remember all of the practical jokes, teasing, and overall humor. One that sticks out quite clearly is when we were riding in the truck on the farm and you handed me beef jerky to snack on....turns out it was dog treats. Going to miss you dearly. Love you. Until we meet again!
public.user left a message on January 30, 2013:
Ed - It was my privalege to have known you during our time on the farm - and to have kept up with you over the years. Through your patience and humor, you helped the Gagnon family learn and appreciate life on a farm. Chicken plucking parties. Night time corn raids. Annie goat. Becky. Boom Boom and Bam Bam. Tubby Tuba. Bo. Miss LaMay - and all the countless, wonderful animals you bestowed on us to nurture and raise. Thank you for being a part of our lives. And, to those family members surviving, may my two brother's and sister who were able to attend Ed's memorial, represent our collective love and appreciation for Ed. Sincerely, Mark Gagnon
public.user left a message on January 30, 2013:
Ed and his family touched four generations at Farnley, from the time Ed's father came to work for Grandma to my own kids' visits to Ed and Charles and their wonderful menagerie. Ed, particularly, had a wonderful way with children and animals alike, and had an encyclopedic memory of the lineage of both! He will always be a part of the fabric of our Farnley family, and will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed.
Brian Leonard left a message on April 24, 2012:
Love you,Miss you ! Heaven is a wonderful place and we will all see you again someday when god calls us home! Ed I will never forget the roll you played in my life and you and Charlie were so loved by everyone and always will be ! xoxoxoxoxoxo Love Brian L Leonard 304-671-3326
Amanda Mackay Smith left a message on April 24, 2012:
Honoring Edward Simpson The summer I was twelve was a magical summer for me. I had a new pony; I got to work on the hay truck; and the most important person in my life, outside my family, came to Farnley. Ed Simpson had a way with animals. Nervous mother hamsters and rabbits would let him handle their babies. He knew every animal on the farm, even the sheep – which looked identical to me. He also had a way with children. That summer I became the first in a long line of Farnley children for whom “helping Ed” was our introduction to grown-up work. He took us seriously and gave us real work to do, even if it was just opening a gate. His steady kindness kept us going when things were difficult. He taught me to care for my 4-H calves, feed them, break them to lead, and he didn’t laugh, at least not to my face, when an ornery one dragged me through the manure pile in front of the whole club and the county agent! Most miraculous of all, he was there for my children too. The world changed a lot over those years, but Ed did not. They learned from him, as I had, that no one ever got far with an animal by trying to bully it. You had to work with an animal, not against it – persistence and cooperation were what lasted, in the barnyard as in life. It was a happy day for me when Ed Simpson came into my life, and a sad day when he left it. Ed leaves a legacy of goodness that will last for generations. Amanda Joan Mackay Smith
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Ellie Bouchard Mackintosh left a message on April 24, 2012:
I will miss you,My Dear Friend. You and your family welcomed me into your family many years ago,when I came to Farnley with no family close by. I practically lived in your home,having lunch and supper with you daily.... You had a great sense of humor and would tease me unmercifully but lovingly. I would sometimes get the last laugh! You taught me how to shear a lamb,milk a cow and goat,pluck a chicken and skin a rabbit.You turned the city slicker into a country girl! You are the most loving and unselfish person that I have ever met,always putting others before yourself.I always thought of you as St Frances,as you had such a love for your animals,and they for you..My dear Ed,you are the reason that I have chosen the life that I live.I am certain that I am not alone in the many lives that you helped to shape.Thank You for all that you have given me,and the memories I will cherish....Until we meet again! Love, Ellie If tears could build a stairway and thoughts a memory lane I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again No Farewell words were spoken No time to say good-bye You were gone before I knew it And only God knows why.
Dottie Foltz left a message on April 24, 2012:
In honor of Edward Buford "Ed" Simpson, Dottie Foltz lit a candle.
Brian Leonard left a message on April 24, 2012:
it is funny how he helped so many like me and you but never wanted anything in return but our friendship and for us to lean!
William Douglas Simpson left a message on May 4, 2012:
Mark, Scott, Kent, you were the lucky ones...
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