It is our sad duty to report the passing of Most Worshipful Brother William Henry (Bill) Simpson. M.W. Brother Simpson was born on May 14, 1928. He was initiated to the degree of Entered Apprentice on June 21, 1949, passed to the degree of Fellow Craft on July 19, 1949 and raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason on August 2, 1949 at Stokesdale Lodge No. 428 in Stokesdale, NC. M.W. Brother Simpson passed away after a long illness on September 8, 2013. He is survived by his beloved wife, Marian, his brother, Robert Simpson, his sisters, Peggy Harper and Betty Shelton and their spouses and children.
and an indoor Masonic memorial service will be conducted at 3:00 PM at the West Market Street United Methodist Church in Greensboro, located at 302 West Market Street. The family will receive visitors at 2:00 PM at the church. All Masons are requested to bring and wear their white aprons to the service. M.W. Brother Simpson will be laid to rest with Masonic graveside rites at Westminster Gardens Cemetery after the funeral service.
M.W. Brother Simpson was in every sense of the word, a gentleman. He was a wonderful teacher, mentor and friend. He will be missed. Please keep Marian and the family in your thoughts and prayers.