Angeline Eatherly Simpson
Angeline Eatherly Simpson passed away peacefully in the evening hours of Oct. 26 in Jacksboro. She was 95 years of age and lived in Jack County almost all her life.
She was born to William Jonathan Eatherly and Elda Bryson Eatherly in Bryson and had three siblings. One, Douglas, died in childhood. Her other two siblings were Virginia Mershon and William McCoy Eatherly, both of whom also predeceased her, as did her niece, Sharon Mershon.
Angie, as she was called, married Johnny Simpson of Jacksboro during the early years of World War II. Angie and Johnny spent a memorable time in New York City together, where Johnny was stationed with the Army Air Corps. As soon as they could, they returned to Jacksboro, where Johnny worked for the Texas Highway Department until his retirement.
Johnny died in April 1990. Angie and Johnny raised two sons, John Loftin Simpson, of Edmond, Okla., whose wife Nancy passed away last year, and Reagan William Simpson, who lives in Houston with his wife, Nancy.
Angie is also survived by her brother’s wife, Betty Eatherly and Betty’s daughters, Kim Roberson and Susan Graver. At the time of her death, Angie had seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren: Reagan Loftin Simpson; Elyzabeth Simpson; Missy Fitzgerald, who has two children, Ellie and Johnny, with her husband, John Fitzgerald; Lauren Simpson, who has a son, Jamie, with her husband, Paul Franz; Reid Simpson who has four children, Reagan, Charlotte, Annabeth, and Georgia, with his wife, Amanda Simpson; Ryan Simpson; and Erin Simpson.
Angie was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ, in Bryson growing up and in Jacksboro until her death. When she died, she was a resident of Greystone Park and was grateful for the kindness that she received from those who cared for her there. Adored by her family and many friends, Angie lived a full and happy life.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Angie’s name to the Church of Christ or the Gladys Ritchie Johnson Library, both in Jacksboro.
Services were held Oct. 30 at the Jacksboro Church of Christ and burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery.