Simpson, Raymond Joseph, IV
Birth: Thursday, November 30, 1961
Residence: Patuxent River, MD
Death: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at the age of 59
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Raymond Joseph Simpson, IV, 59, of Patuxent River, MD, passed away on December 16, 2020 at Hospice House of St. Mary's.
He was born on November 30, 1961 in Upper Darby, PA to the late Raymond Joseph Simpson, III and Mary DiCesar Hackett Simpson.
In 1979, Ray enlisted in the U.S. Navy and proudly served his country until his retirement as an Aviation Electrician's Mate Chief Petty Officer in 2004. During his service he earned many citations, commendations, and medals, and was exceptionally proud of his service. Upon retirement, he was employed at Dyncorp, Northrup Grumman, and most recently, a skilled Logistician for the Department of Defense at NAVAIR Patuxent River on the Fire Scout program. Ray's favorite hobbies included his Camaro "Starscream"- you could always find him detailing it on the weekend, endlessly trying to attain "that shine" or cruising it somewhere with a view of the water. He also participated in numerous car shows and competitions with "Starscream"; while he loved winning trophies, he was always most-proud of his "Kid's Choice" trophies. Other hobbies included being a devout (and complaining) Philadelphia sports fan, attending rock concerts with his children especially Kiss and Iron Maiden, reading the most recent Clive Cussler book, cooking his famous weekend breakfast for family, and spending time with his grandkids whom he loved to slip money to on their way out the door.
He is survived by his Fiancée, Janet Spielman; children, Tara Jones (Derek) of Chantilly, VA and Raymond Simpson V, of Columbia, MD; Crystal Bennett (David) of Fort Hood, TX and Damon McBath of Manassas Park, VA; his siblings, Daniel Simpson (Gail) of Collingdale, PA and Sharon Simpson of East Lansdowne, PA; his grandchildren: Rhys Jones, Alexander Diaz, Skylar Bennett, Harley Bennett, Hartland Bennett; and extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Remember Everyone Deployed (RED), United Service Organizations (USO), or Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.