Walter E. Simpson Jr.

Born: Tue., Apr. 17, 1956
Died: Tue., Oct. 21, 2014

Funeral Service

Sat., Nov. 01, 2014
Location: Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home Inc.


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Nov. 01, 2014
Location: Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home Inc.

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Walter E. Simpson Jr., 58 of Poughkeepsie, NY was called home to Glory on October 21, 2014.  Born in Bronx, NY on April 17, 1956, he was the son of Walter Sr. and Dorothy Simpson.  Walter served in the U.S. Army from 1974-1976.   He then moved to Poughkeepsie, NY and took interest in computers and furthered his education attending Devry University and received a degree where he then obtained a job at IBM. 

  Walter met Priscilla U. Johnson in 1979, with that union they were blessed with three lovely children.  He was a devoted and loving father and was sure his family came first.  After so many years of working at IBM, he attended the academy in Albany, NY, for corrections.  He graduated in 1996 as a Correctional Officer.   Walter was an ordained minister and truly dedicated to minister and council many people.  In recent years, his health declined yet through his faith in Christ he never gave up.  He continued to minister and council people in need. 

  Walter is survived by his devoted children, Dorothy Simpson, Joyce Simpson and Walter E. Simpson III; his sister Joyce Milan, brother in law Steve Walker, his four grandchildren; Dakel Elliott, Jada Washington, Levi Washington and Laila Simpson; niece and nephew Pamela and Ronnie Roddy; great niece and nephew Rashanda and Ronnie Roddy Jr., a host of cousins, family and friends who was loved by them all.

  Visitation will be held on Saturday November 1, 2014 from 10am to 11am at the Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home, 39 So. Hamilton St. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 (845)452-1840.  Going home services will begin at 11am with Pastor Vick Torres officiating.  Burial to follow at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. 

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Anjanette and David Milletics
   Posted Wed October 29, 2014
We loved Walter very much. He was David's best friend the past two years, which is rare as an adult to find someone you're compatible with. He was a friend, minister and counselor to us both and will be deeply missed.

Rich J. Birdsall
   Posted Thu October 30, 2014
It was a sad moment for I heard the News from friends about Pastor Walter.. I remember him.. from his Church Services being at his home..many years ago.. and the Lunches we shared as a Group of Believers! ..He was always Kind & Devoted to his-Work as a Minister & a Counselor.. I Continued coming to his services as often as I could..and even when He had a Church Location on Main Street. I will Miss him.. and everything he did for the Welfare of his Congregants..
Blessings to the Family.. and all.

Sgt. James Chamberlain, Retired
   Posted Fri October 31, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with his family

richard morris
   Posted Sat November 01, 2014
walter was a wonderful influence on my life,he helped me grow in my knowledge of god,i like coming to his church and I miss him and his advise
my prayers are for his family and kin he was a very wonderful man

Rick Carbone
   Posted Sat November 01, 2014
I worked with Walter at Downstate Prison for many years. I was sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of his family.
Rick Carbone

Willie Mae Parris
   Posted Mon November 03, 2014
Praying for the Walter Simpson, Jr. family that God's love will comfort you during this time of great loss. I never met Officer Simpson, but only learned of his passing through my sister, Retired Correctional Officer, Mary Cheers. However, I noticed that Officer Simpson shared the same birth year as our late brother who passed in December 2003 after a hip replacement procedure. As a Minister who counsels many as did Officer Simpson, I leave you with these words, " be absent from the body is to be present with The Lord." In knowing that death no longer has its sting and the dead in Christ are at an eternal rest until we are changed in a twinkling of an eye gives peace to all that mourn for your joy shall come in the morning. May God bless and keep you continually in His care.

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