Simpson, Samuel Ellis Jr. "Turtle"SIMPSON, Samuel Ellis Jr. ("TURTLE"), 67, passed away on April 19, 2017 after an extended illness. He was born on June 24, 1949. He attended Robert E. Lee High School and played in the marching band, he then attended Alexander City State Jr. Community College. He loved NASCAR racing and the Alabama Crimson Tide. He was a Real Estate Agent with Rossi Realty for the past 25 years and entrepreneur of The Potion Parlor in Columbia, Missouri for 15 years. He was an active member of the YMCA Downtown for over 10 years participating in the Runner Club, Walking Club, and Over 300 Mile Club. He was preceded in death by his partner, Rhonwyn Ray; father, Samuel Ellis Simpson, Sr.; mother, Imogene B. Simpson; nephew, Daniel Allen Dunaway; grandparents Thomas and Laura Brightwell and James and Sudie Simpson.He is survived by two sisters, Patsy Sanchez and Kathy Powell (Bill), both of Montgomery, AL; brother Michael Simpson (Darlene), of Tucson, Arizona; uncle, William J. Brightwell; and nieces and nephews, Christopher Dunaway, Christina Sanchez, Jonathan Simpson, Aaron Simpson, Adam Simpson, Jared Simpson, Hannah Sanchez, Elizabeth Sanchez, Daniel Dunaway, Dyllan Dunaway, Audrey Simpson, and Jayde Nix.Visitation will be held Monday, April 24, 2017, at Leak Memory Chapel on Lincoln Road, from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. The Celebration of Life will be at 2:00 pm in the chapel. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Christopher Dunaway, Adam Simpson, Bobby Adams, Wesley Turner, and Chase Nix. Honorary Pallbearers will be lifelong friend James Turner, Bernice Henderson, Marcell Carroll, Bo Cooper, Robert "Bob" Donley, Barry Brown, Francisco Rossi, Jeff Duncan, Greg Morino, Rob Bon Kaenel, Ken Mezick, and David Orange.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Montgomery Cancer Center.