Roy Howard Simpson

September 18, 2018

Pennington Gap, Va. – Roy Howard Simpson, 44, went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 17, 2018 at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, TN, following a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born and raised in Marion, Va. and had lived in Pennington Gap for the past 21 years. He was a 1992 graduate of Marion Senior High School, graduate of Emory & Henry College in 1996 with a B. S. in Psychology and obtained his Master’s in Education from Lindsey-Wilson College. Roy was an Eagle Scout. He was presently employed with Family Preservation Services as a Regional Director and prior to that was employed with Frontier Health. He was a board member of the Family Assessment and Planning Team in Lee County, VA and the Community Policy and Management Team in Scott County, VA. He was Vice-President of the Lee County Soccer Association.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert “Buck” Simpson.
Surviving are his wife, Shellie Seals Simpson; one daughter, Sydney Simpson, of the home, two sons, Dakota (Chelsea) Simpson, of the home and Matthew Hess of Pennington Gap; mother, Helen Simpson-Eggert of Marion, Va.; three sisters, Pamela (Steve) Willis, and twin sister, Amanda (Joe) Carter, both of Marion, and Samantha “Sam” (Chuck) Javins of Chilhowie, Va.; granddaughter, Baby Lilly; sisters-in-law, Shanda (C. J.) Hutton of Marion, Ashley Hess of Keokee, Va. and Kayla Hess of Jonesville, Va.; brother-in-law, Skyler Webb of Jonesville, Va.; father and mother-in-law, David and Theda Seals, Jonesville, Va.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends from 12 Noon-2 p.m. Saturday (September 22, 2018) at the Friendship Baptist Church (28979 Wilderness Road) in Jonesville, Va. 24263.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. in the church sanctuary with Pastor Doug Odle officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lee County Soccer Association, P. O. Box 3, Pennington Gap, Va. 24277 or to Farmers and Miners Bank, 41526 W. Morgan Avenue, Pennington Gap, Va. 24277 to assist with Sydney’s college fund.
Gilliam Funeral Home and Crematory in Big Stone Gap, Va. is honored to serve the Simpson family. You may view the obituary at

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