Robert “Bob” Val Simpson

Published 4:00 pm Thursday, April 14, 2022

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Robert “Bob” Val Simpson, 84, Johnson City, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, April 9, 2022, at The Waters of Johnson City.
Bob was born in Memphis to the late Virgil and Rubye Mayfield Simpson.
Bob was a retired Art Director at Parks-Belk, Proffitt’s and Miller’s Department Stores. He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force. Bob was accomplished in fine art and commercial art. He was trained in several karate organizations including Bando, holding several black belts. Bob started lifting weights at age 12. In the ’70s he wrote for several weightlifting publications including “Iron Man” and several articles were published about him. Bob is shown in attached photo performing an Olympic Press with over 600 lbs.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Nancy Bayne Simpson; daughter, Nikki Simpson; son, Robby Simpson; stepgrandson, Jalyn Vanhoy; sister, Lynda Moyers and husband Allen; niece, Tracie Prichard; nephew, Mike Hill.
The graveside service will be held Monday, April 18, at 11 a.m. at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Rev. William “Bill” McDaniel officiating. Memories and condolences may be shared at
Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Johnson City, (423) 928-6111, is honored to serve the Simpson family.

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