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Joseph Thomas (Tommy/Tom) Simpson, age 71

Joseph Thomas (Tommy/Tom) Simpson, 71, of North Little Rock received the “greatest promotion of all” as he went to be with his Lord.  He passed away peacefully on February 7, 2020 surrounded by his children and loved ones. He was born on May 31, 1948 in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Robert A. Simpson and Mary Jo (Cotton) Simpson-Sisco.

Tom’s toughness and bravery are unmatched only by the love for his family and friends.  He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps in the Vietnam War where he received 3 Purple Hearts and was highly decorated.  He was with the North Little Rock Fire Department for 10 years and with the United States Postal Service for 34 years.  He was an avid deer hunter, loved to fish, coached youth baseball for 10 years and was a 32° Mason. 

He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister Carolyn Ann Sharp.

Tom is survived by his loving children Brad Simpson and Mandi Simpson; his grandson Blakely Simpson; his siblings Beverly Allred (Elden) and Lynn Simpson (Jacque); a host of nieces, nephews and special friends. 

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Patriot Guard Riders, c/o Jerry Ashby 611 Burrow Street,  PO Box 866,  Morrillton, Arkansas 72110

Memorial will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 12:00 P.M. at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, 1501 West Maryland, North Little Rock, Arkansas.


  • Kaye McCollum Hubbert Posted February 10, 2020 4:11 PM

    I was so sorry to hear of Tommy’s passing. I was in high school with him and he was a great guy.

  • Pamela Woolverton Harrell Posted February 10, 2020 5:02 PM

    Tommy was a wonderful man. He will be missed. I was able . I am so glad I was able to reconnect thru FB.

  • Terry Williams Posted February 10, 2020 5:22 PM

    He was a friend

  • Lee Shaw Posted February 10, 2020 6:10 PM

    Many of us remember him at NLR Fire Department. He had the best smile, kind and generous. RIP

  • Judy Williams Posted February 10, 2020 6:31 PM

    I’m saddened to lose my friend but I know he was suffering and he is in a better place.

  • Sharon Stroud Posted February 10, 2020 8:46 PM

    Rest in peace in sweet arms of the Holy Spirit. You will be missed.

  • Gary Bivens Posted February 10, 2020 9:03 PM

    RIP Buddy!

  • Michele Pasilis Posted February 10, 2020 10:42 PM

    Rest in love, Tom. Thoughts and Prayers with his loved ones.

  • Kimberly Ellis Posted February 11, 2020 12:40 AM

    I am pray for all of his family and friends. Rest in Love Tom.

  • Steven Smith Posted February 11, 2020 5:43 AM

    Sorry for the loss..Tom was loved and will be missed.

  • Terry Lacy Posted February 11, 2020 7:06 AM

    I worked with Tom for many years in the Postal Service. I enjoyed his company and it was a privilege to call him my friend. He will be missed but never forgotten.

  • Fred Staley Posted February 11, 2020 7:37 AM

    Sorry to hear of Tommy’s passing. We had good times on the fire dept. rip fellow firefighter.

  • Shelley Dent Posted February 11, 2020 7:42 AM

    Tom “Highway” – thanks for being a great friend and coworker. You will be missed.
    Shelley Dent, USPS Retired

  • Linda W & Malcolm C Cobb Posted February 11, 2020 7:47 AM

    Rest in peace Marine.

  • Louise and Bill Tribble Posted February 11, 2020 10:42 AM

    Rest in peace, without pain

  • Dixie Reichert Posted February 11, 2020 4:50 PM

    I worked with Tom in the Postal Service and considered him a friend. He was quite a man! Gone, but not forgotten😘. Love and prayers to his family 🙏. Resting in the arms of Jesus😇

  • Ed Clamon Posted February 11, 2020 7:01 PM

    Tom was a great person and a friend. Always had great stories. RIP Tom, the battles are won.

  • Fred hill Posted February 12, 2020 12:10 PM

    Semper Fidelis

    We were in the Marines in the same time era both in Vietnam Gone but not Forgotten

  • George T Decker Posted February 12, 2020 8:59 PM

    Rest in Peace, Marine

  • Alice Faye Williams Brown Posted February 14, 2020 1:40 PM

    We were cousins by marriage and spent many childhood years playing with Tommy and Carolyn. Sorry he had to leave us at such an early age.

  • Ivan D Waters Posted July 3, 2022 7:52 PM

    Miss you every day Tom

  • Mike Townes Posted October 16, 2023 4:44 PM

    I enjoyed working with Tom for years in the Postal Service. He was a good friend. Rest in Peace, Brother.

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