John M. Simpson III, a 38 year resident of Redondo Beach, passed away there on Thursday, July 14, 2011. Born in Philadelphia, PA, John was 79 when he died. He was a Korean War Veteran and a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Redondo Beach. John is survived by his brother Fred Simpson and his children Michelle Murray, John Simpson, Doug Simpson, Preston Simpson, Melissa Beil and Brian Simpson. John is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren with 2 more on the way. He was preceded in death by parents, Hazel G. Coe and John M. Simpson II. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Rice Mortuary on Friday, July 22, 2011 from 5:00 pm to 9 pm. There will be a graveside service 10:00 am on Saturday July 23, 2011 at Pacific Crest Cemetery followed by a Memorial Service at Christ Episcopal Church at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Veterans Administration.

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