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Donna Jones

Heuland...I am so sorry to hear about your dad. When I read what your brother wrote about him it reminded me how proud he was of all of you as you were proud of him. It was so touching. Praying for you and your family during this most difficult time.

Mary Vollenweider

My sincere sympathy to Wanda and all the family in the passing of your sweet Shelly. I knew Shelly from his frequent visits to search for a treasure at Barnabas New To You resale store. I was a volunteer there for several years and would always chatting with Shelley about a number of subjects. He was so kind and I know he fought that demon cancer like crazy! He was a very special person and I will sure miss running into him from time to time. Yes, you will see him again and what a wonderful reunion it will be!

Ivan and Mary Ann Salis

Ivan and I are so sorry to hear about Shelly’s passing. Ivan knew him for many years and had great, never ending conversations about their collections. Prayers go out to all of his family and friends.

Ivan Salis

I will miss you old friend , you were a great mentor when it came to teaching folks about how to use their detectors and proper digging techniques when they dug

Rebecca Collins

My dad was was my hero. He worked SO hard all the time just to give us everything. After working all day he would take me fishing, flounder gigging, and shrimping. Those moments with him on a boat floating through the night was precious to me. We would talk about everything. Every Saturday we would hunker down in front of the TV and watch Georgia play football. A few lucky times were when we would go to see Georgia play Florida in Jacksonville. We made so many memories at those games. Dad was my role model in life. He never let anyone down. It didn't matter if it was family, friends, or even a stranger. It was a true blessing to have him in my life. Daddy, you will be missed.

Kimberly Simpson

I am so blessed to be part of the Simpson family. We are feeling broken without Aldaddy here. He was THE MOST proud grandfather, father, and husband there has ever been. Everywhere he went, he would tell others about his children and grandchildren’s accomplishments. He was so very proud of all his family and wanted to share that with everyone he met. He was always on the hunt for a great treasure and loved to shower his grandchildren with his love. He always made sure they knew how special they were and showed up for them when it counted most. He was a kind-hearted soul and was loved by so many. At the end he was surrounded by his family (standing room only) and they shared stories for a full day of all the wonderful memories and special moments. He left this world surrounded by the love of his family and that speaks volumes about what a great man he was. He was a treasure and we will miss him so dearly.

Shelly Curtis Simpson, Jr. (son)

My dad is pure love. I am so proud of him. He loved life and was so so brilliant. I stayed with him to the very end holding his hand and telling him how much he is loved. He told me at the end I was not losing him and that he would always be with me. He said he would be my guardian angel and look after me and the family. He said he was not giving up and that he talked to the Lord and turned it over to him to handle and I had to let him go. He promised me a sign to let me know he made it safely. I had many blessings at the end. I was blessed with so much one on one time asking him every question I could think of. I ran home and came up with a rough draft of the above obituary. I took it back and he had several changes of how he wanted things worded. I made notes of every detail of his last wishes for how things he wanted handled. I am doing everything I can to honor it. The picture I used has an interesting story that I feel captures the very essence of the man he was. Last year my son was 7 years old and wanted to be in ballet. I did not think my dad was too crazy of the idea, but he was so proud. He bragged to everyone he encountered how proud he was of his grandson. I told my dad my son would be performing with Bean School of Dance at the Shrimp Festival and that I would send them pictures and videos of the performance. My dad was actively in cancer treatment was extremely ill at the time. I did not expect to see him there. It was extremely cold and pouring rain. I was stunned when he showed up. I saved him a seat and he got up and offered it up to a stranger so she could sit down. He took off his jacket and offered it up to my wife, refusing to take no as an answer. He stood in the very back in the pouring rain and cheered for his grandson. This man is special! As promised in his final moments, I will keep his memory alive and think of him and speak of him often. I will pass on memories and lessons he taught me. I love you dad, more than anything and I am so proud to be your son. I will see you again one day.

Ralph Watson

Shelley, was our Bugman till he retired always a gentleman he will be missed

Rucker smith

Worked with Shelley at peanut buying point in Cuthbert many years ago

Shelly Curtis Simpson


Shelly Curtis Simpson, Sr. (age 75) of Fernandina Beach Florida transitioned to be with God on May 20, 2024. Mr. Simpson was born on April 23, 1949 in Albany Georgia, to his late parents, Heuland Marvin Simpson, and Carol Martin Simpson.

Mr. Simpson grew up and graduated high school in Cuthbert, GA. While attending Andrew College, he won the prestigious “Physics and Chemistry Award.” He was admitted into the University of Georgia under a full academic scholarship for studies as a pharmacy technician, graduating in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science.

Mr. Simpson held several careers such as managing Quality control of Golden Shore Seafood in Brunswick; he was a manager of Red Lobster in the Atlanta area. He retired as a lab technician for Union Carbide, Aventis, Rhone Poulenc, and Bayer, while owning and operating an exterminating business, Bugman Exterminators (for approximately 35 years). Mr. Simpson also maintained a EMT certification for 14 years during his time as a lab technician.

Mr. Simpson had various hobbies through the years including bass fishing, coin collection, hunting, collecting Indian artifacts and historic bottles. However, no hobby was more important than his treasure hunting and collection of Civil War relics. Mr. Simpson also served as the President of the Jacksonville Treasure Hunting Club held numerous family friendly hunts and contests in Fernandina’s Main Beach.

Mr. Simpson leaves behind his beloved wife of 46 years, Wanda Caroline Simpson (Crawford). His brother, Terry Robert Simpson (Cuthbert GA); his sister, Sandra and Mike McGlaun (Richland GA); his daughters, Theresa Caroline Walker (Jacksonville FL) and Rebecca Catherine Collins (Jacksonville FL); his sons, Shelly Curtis Simpson, Jr. (wife Kimberly), and Heuland Noah Simpson (wife Sonja) and multiple grandchildren which he adored, Courtney Walker, Noah Walker, Haley Simpson, Heuland Simpson Jr., Holden Simpson, Orion Hocking, Indigo Simpson, and Ella Simpson.

Mr. Simpson’s viewing will be held at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home on Friday (5/24) at 5pm to 7pm. The funeral service to honor his life will be at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home at 3pm on Saturday (5/25) followed by a graveside service at Sellers Cemetery at 5pm.


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