Albert Franklin Simpson, 84, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at his residence, surrounded by his family.

Funeral Service will be 3:00 PM, Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Red Branch Baptist Church, where he was a member, with the Reverend Jeff Mitchell and Reverend David Pietz officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 1:30 PM and at other times at the home.

Albert was a native of Moore County.  He was a graduate of Carthage High School and Durham Barber School.  He was one of the first licensed Men’s hair stylists in the state. Albert served his country in the North Carolina National Guard and the United States Army Reserves. He worked for 58 years as a barber and men’s stylists in Durham, NC. Albert enjoyed NASCAR and country music.  He promoted the Country Shindig Show at the Dorton Arena, Raleigh, NC. He was a loving son, husband, father and grandfather. Time spent with his family was very important. He was the son of the late Ernest Franklin and Beulah Hinsley Simpson. 

Albert is survived his wife of 57 years, Kay;  daughter: Sharon Simpson Anderson and husband Harry, of Spruce Pine; sons: Terry Simpson and wife Jill Whade, of Durham, Ronald Simpson, of Carthage; grandchildren: Monique Holliday and husband Vincent, of Asheville, Nathaniel Simpson, of Durham step grandchildren: Keegan Anderson and wife Samantha of Bakersville, Mindy Smith and husband Cale of Elk Park; step great grandchildren Carlee and Maggie Anderson of Bakersville and Cooper Kleinsmith of Elk Park.

Memorials may be made to  Red Branch Baptist Church, 1748 Old River Road, Carthage, NC 28327.

Fry and Prickett Funeral Home is honored to serve the Simpson family.

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  1. Albert is now home with his Heavenly Father and at peace. We pray God will lay his hand on each family member and give them strength during this sad time.

  2. Kay and Ron and all the-  family, Eddie and I are so sad to hear about Mr. Simpson.
    Praying for God to comfort you in these times and the days ahead. Cherish the good- 
    Sincere sympathy,
    Eddie and Vetres Livengood

  3. He cut my hair in Carthage and later when he opened his shop in Robbins. I always enjoyed talking to him. Family you have my sympathy and I encourage you to look to the Lord for the comfort He alone can give!! Prayers for you all!!!!
    Paul Horner

  4. An A GARDEN PATH was sent on August 9, 2019

    Dear Jill, Terry, Nate & family – With sympathy and sadness on the passing of your loved one.
    Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs,
    Your friends and colleagues at WakeMed

  5. Albert was a good Christian Man. I enjoyed my time when he cut my hair in Robbins. He will be missed by many people. Prayers for the family.

  6. Dear Kay, Our thoughts and prayers surround you and your loving family in the loss of Albert. May God’s presence be real and abundant in these times of grieving and in the days and months ahead.
    Our love, Earl and Hilda

  7. Carol & Harry Gentry
    Kay and all the family. We are so sad to hear about Albert. WE are thinking of your and your family.

  8. Carol & Harry Gentry
    Kay and all the family. We are so sad to hear about Albert. We are thinking of you and your family

  9. Kay and Family,
    I was so sorry to read of Albert’s passing. You were both so kind to me when I had the florist next door. I hope this finds you doing well. Albert loved his family and enjoyed making people smile.
    With much respect and my sincere condolences,
    Sarah J (Wade) Stevens

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