BILLY WILSON "COACH" SIMPSON, 79, of Lubbock, TX,
passed away Sept. 6, 2013, with burial in Peaceful
Gardens Memorial Park.
Billy was born March 13, 1934, in Ranger, TX and
attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1951.
He married Billye Pauline Brock (RHS-1951) in
April of 1952 at Ranger. After a brief career with
Shell Oil Company, Coach Simpson began his teaching/
coaching career with LISD in 1964. After pursuing
his passion for 32 years with LISD, he retired in
1996. Coach Simpson made an impression on many
Lubbock school students during his career at
Carroll Thompson Junior High, Evans Junior High,
and Irons Junior High.
Preceding him in death in 2005, was his wife of 52
Surviving family members include sons, Marvin Simpson,
Jim Simpson and wife Maria; daughter, Paula Griffith;
grandchildren, Marcus Simpson (Katie), Tamara Tate
(Matt), Michael Simpson, Ashley Griffith; and three