Jerry was born on Feb. 28, 1926, in Dougherty, Va., to the late Jordan and Dolcie Simpson. On Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, Jerry made his transformation very peacefully while at Hospice at the Lake. Jerry was a Navy veteran, which gave him his love for the water. He made his career as a legendary sport fishing boat captain. Jerry was a lifelong member of the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the American Legion.
He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Mary Ann Simpson; his son, Gill Simpson and wife, Dot; daughter, Kathy Jarvis and husband, Lee; son, Jeff Simpson and wife, Maggie; and daughter, Susie and her partner, Reeven. He's also survived by his grandson, Tim Simpson; granddaughter, Tracy Simpson; grandson, Jeffrey Simpson and wife, Patty; and granddaughter, Madison Alchin. Also surviving are three great-grandchildren, Gabe Simpson, Ethan Hansford and Lucas Simpson. Jerry is also survived by his brothers, Mac Simpson and wife, Betty, and Albert Simpson and wife, Rayne; and several nieces and nephews.
Jerry was proceeded in death by his sister, Mary Lou Hastings; his beloved grandson and best buddy, Chase Alchin; and his four-legged loyal companion, Friskey.