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Dennis Glenn Simpson Jr.

Dennis Glenn Simpson Jr., 52, passed away on Sunday, September 5th, 2021, in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was born on August 31st, 1969 in Jacksonville, Florida and lived in Florida all of his life. Dennis was preceded in death by his father Dennis Glenn Simpson and his eldest son Andrew Bohannon. He is survived by his children Dennis Glenn Simpson III, Ryan Simpson and Kayla Royal; one grandson Angel Luis Diaz-Simpson; his mother Linda M. Simpson; his sisters Kim Pye and Missy Paredes; brother-in-law Mark Pye; three nephews Matthew Pye, Mason Pye and Westley Pye; and one grandnephew Auden Pye.

Dennis grew up in a family of five being the only son along with two sisters. We called him Bubba. Dennis received Jesus as his Lord and Saviour at a very young age. He was raised in a family that was fully involved in church and he was active in the Royal Rangers group for boys, the youth choir and the church softball team.

His father owned a used car dealership that he started from the ground up where Dennis (Bubba) acquired a great knowledge of cars and the car business throughout the years which helped him later in life to start his own automotive recovery business.

Dennis attended Southside Estates Academy, a Christian private school, from middle school through high school where he graduated. Loving God and surrounded by Christian teachers and mentors, Dennis decided to go to Lee University to study to be a minister. After two years at Lee University, Dennis was inspired to be a police officer. Upon completion of his training at the police academy in Jacksonville, Florida, he accepted a position as deputy sheriff in Islamorada Key, Florida. Later on in life Dennis went back to college at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree.

Since childhood, Dennis loved being outdoors. He loved go-carting, hunting, fishing, jet skiing, softball, skateboarding and was really good at break-dancing (especially the moon walk). One of his favorite things to do was walking and swimming at the beach.

Dennis cared about people and could relate easily to everyone. He had a great sense of humor and one of the biggest hearts of anyone we knew. He truly cared for his neighbors, but most of all he always loved God and his family with all of his heart. He was a gift to us all and was a very bright light that will be missed so deeply until we see him again in heaven.

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  • Bill and Terri campbell says:

    Bill and I were blessed to have met Bubba. He was such a friendly person and always had a big smile and hello for us when he came to Naples to visit his sister Missy.
    Be comforted to know he is in heaven watching over his loved ones.
    May God bless his family who miss him and know he is home with our savior.

  • Loren Propper says:

    A lifelong friend with so many memories of laughter and good times together. Gone to soon but thankfully the memories will be cherished and reflected on with smiles forever. I love you buddy and I will miss you.

  • Ginny Ackerman says:

    Linda and family; my heartfelt prayers go out to you and the entire family. I pray God will comfort your hearts with peace knowing he is with God. May you find peace and comfort in Gods love..

  • Marie Molinaro says:

    Linda, I wish I had known your son Dennis. Knowing he was your son, I know he would be a great person. May God give you and your family comfort and peace during this difficult time until we see him in Heaven. I love you with all my heart. May God bless each of you. Your cousin Marie.

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