Carl Simpson, III

Graveside Service

2:00 pm
Sunday, April 7, 2024
Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery
802 N Guignard Dr.
Sumter, South Carolina, United States

Obituary of Carl Marks Simpson, III

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Carl Marks Simpson, III., 82, husband of Catherine “Cathy” Mellon Simpson, died Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital. Born in Montgomery, Alabama, he was a son of the late Carl Marks Simpson, Jr. and Frances Ray Simpson. Mr. Simpson received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina and was the owner of Simpsons Hardware. He was named Sumter’s 2002 Business Person of the Year following the loss of the Palmetto Plaza Store due to a fire. He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church. Above all he was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Surviving are his wife of Sumter; three daughters, Leigh Carraway (Frankie), Amy Ohl (Jeremy), and Molly Matthews (Shawn) all of Sumter; one brother, Robert Simpson (Vicki) of Sumter; two sisters, Anne Simpson of Elgin, SC and Jan King (George) of Mt. Pleasant; six grandchildren, Tanner Carraway (Emily), Addison Segars Carraway, Mary Catherine Matthews, Lucy Spain Matthews, Shawn Michael Matthews and Simpson “Sims” Foster Matthews all of Sumter; one great-grandchild, Lyla Carraway. Graveside services will be held at 2 P.M. Sunday at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Scott Landrum officiating. The family will receive friends at the home. Memorials may be made to St. James Lutheran Church, 1137 Alice Drive, Sumter, SC 29150, Crosswell Children’s Home, 11 Crosswell Drive, Sumter, SC 29150 or to a charity of one’s choice. On-line condolences may be sent to Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.
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