Jim E. Simpson, 64, of Booneville, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 in Booneville. He was born on Aug. 5, 1953 in Waxahachie, Texas to.his parents L.K. and Mildred (Chapman) Simpson. He worked many years.with the Fort Smith Times Record as an advertising sales manager and later worked as the employment specialist with the AARP Foundation.

Jim is preceded in death by his father, L.K. Simpson.

He is survived by his mother, Mildred (Chapman) Simpson of Booneville; his.sister, Elaine (Simpson) Ferguson of Longwood, Fla., and two nieces, Kaye Kreth and husband Rick of Little Rock, Ark., and Ginger Hanna and, husband James of Fort Smith, Ark.

A private family graveside service was held under the direction of Booneville Funeral Service. Online guestbook, www.boonevillefuneralservice.com