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Charles Simpson
Charles Simpson

RIEGELWOOD — Charles Joseph McSwain Simpson, 15, of Riegelwood, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at Duke University Hospital.

Joseph was born Sept. 26, 2001, in Wilmington, N.C., son of Timothy McSwain Simpson and Terri Clayton Simpson.

His paternal grandfather, Joseph McSwain Simpson, and his aunt, Jessica Shree Simpson, preceded him in death.

Joseph was a social butterfly. He enjoyed interacting with people and bringing smiles to their faces. He loved sports, especially Carolina basketball and Panther football. First and foremost, his family relationships, whether blood or acquired were very important. He never forgot a name or place. Above all, he cared about people. Wrestling was his first love, with John Cena being his favorite.

Well, one thing is for sure, Joseph, we did see you touch all our lives.

He is survived by his father, Tim McSwain Simpson and his fiancée, Stacy Balch, of Delco, N.C.; his mother, Terri Clayton Simpson and her fiancé, Thomas Henderson, of Winnabow, N.C.; two brothers, Timothy Stonewall Lee Simpson and Calvin Jefferson Lewis Simpson; sister, Samantha Dixie Jeanette Simpson; two step-sisters, Madison Marie Balch and Emma Rae Balch; two step-brothers, Craven Henderson and Gabe Henderson; two uncles, Christopher Clayton and wife, Christy, and Benjamin Joseph Simpson and wife, Tanya; maternal grandparents, Rodney and Bobbie Clayton; paternal grandmother, Shree Johnson; and step-grandmother, Joyce P. Kachiaper.

The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at Red Hill Pentecostal Church, 1383 Byrdville Freeman Road, Delco, NC 28436.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at Red Hill Pentecostal Church with Rev. Janet Hedrick and Rev. Jack Jacobs officiating. Interment will follow in the Simpson Family Cemetery in Riegelwood, NC.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joseph’s memory may be made online to Ronald McDonald House Charities at, or North Carolina Pediatric Society at, or to Joseph’s Go-Fund-Me page at

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