Robert (Robbie) Simpson, age 71, of Christiansburg, crossed over to Heaven’s shores at his home on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 surrounded by his loving and faithful caregiver/wife, Diane Huff Simpson and his family. He was born and raised in Fries, VA to the late Jess and Vernelle Simpson. He was also predeceased by his sister, Mary Lee Simpson and his father and mother-in-law, Carlyn (Fuzzy) and Ruth Huff.
Robbie was a special Dad to his daughter and caretaker, Amy (Tim) Hedrick and sons. He is also survived by his special son, Matt (Connie) Linkous, who helped with his care. He was the proud PawPaw to Josh (Concetta) Hancock and Brianna Hancock; great-PawPaw (Money Man) to the joy and light of his life, Pippah and Abel Hancock. Robbie is also survived by his brother, John Simpson; sister-in-law, Linda Agan; special cousins, Jimmy Littreal and Barry Lyons of Galax, VA and Robert, David, and Larry Littreal from TN.
Robbie was affectionately known as “Robbie Gobblie” to his golfing buddies and friends for his love of Virginia Tech football. He was a certified welder who worked in New York, Albuquerque, New Mexico and most currently, for Volvo Trucking for 30 years. He attended the Merrimac Pentecostal Holiness Church and sang in the choir and special songs upon occasion.
Robbie will be remembered fondly by very special friends, Coach Bob and Barbara Statzer; and friends, Bobby and Vanessa Medley, Curtis Linkous, Malcolm Woolwine, Steve and Sharon Spradlin, Jesse and Pam Cantrell, Caleb Mills, Connie Flora, Sandy Belcher, Tommy and Ann Light, Charlie and Evelyn Noonkester, Don Bowman; and his special neighbor buddies, Hunter and Brody Blount.
The family would like to give special thanks to his “ice cream” girl, Clarissa Mills, Jason and Brian Mills and Kindred Hospice for all their help to Diane and Robbie during his illness.
Visitation will be held on Friday, October 8, 2021 from 5-7 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at McCoy Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Richard Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Belmont Cemetery.
Another celebration of his life will be held in his hometown of Fries, VA at a later date.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we love you still.
In our hearts you hold a place
no one else can ever fill.