Robert (Robbie) Simpson, 71, of Christiansburg, crossed over to Heaven’s shores at his home on Tuesday, Oct. 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 predeceased by his sister, Mary Lee Simpson, and his father and mother-in-law, Carlyn (Fuzzy) and Ruth Huff.
He is 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; and great-PawPaw (Money Man) to the joy and light of his life, Pippah and Abel Hancock. He is also survived by his brother, John Simpson; a sister-in-law, Linda Agan; special cousin, Jimmy Littreal and Barry Lyons of Galax, and Robert, David, and Larry Littreal from Tennessee.
Robbie was a special dad to his daughter and caretaker, Amy (Tim) Hedrick and his sons. 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, N.M., 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 was held on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, from 5 to 7 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at McCoy Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Hall officiating. Interment followed at Belmont Cemetery.
Another celebration of his life will be held in his hometown of Fries 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.