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      Carl Simpson & Billy McLeod Obituary: 2 Sumter SC men died Unexpectedly

      Carl Simpson and Billy McLeod

      The untimely passing of Carl Simpson and Billy McLeod has left a profound void in the hearts of the Sumter, South Carolina community and beyond. Both individuals were not only successful entrepreneurs but also cherished members of their community, known for their unwavering dedication to service and fellowship.

      Remembering Carl Simpson:
      Carl Simpson was not just the owner of Simpson Hardware Stores; he was a pillar of Sumter’s business community. Despite facing challenges such as the loss of his store in a fire, he remained resilient, earning recognition as Sumter’s 2002 Business Person of the Year. His commitment to his community extended beyond business, as evidenced by his active participation in St. James Lutheran Church, where he served with dedication and humility.

      Survived by his loving wife, daughters, grandchildren, and great-grandchild, Carl Simpson’s legacy of kindness and generosity will forever be remembered by those whose lives he touched. His graveside service will be held at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, with memorials suggested to St. James Lutheran Church, Crosswell Children’s Home, or a charity of choice.

      Honoring Billy McLeod:
      Billy McLeod’s legacy is equally impactful, spanning decades of successful entrepreneurship and unwavering devotion to his community. As the owner of multiple Piggly Wiggly stores and Black Crest Farms, he contributed significantly to Sumter’s business landscape. Beyond his professional endeavors, he was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and a lifetime supporter of the Gamecock Club.

      Survived by his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a host of other loved ones, Billy McLeod’s memory will be cherished by all who had the privilege of knowing him. His funeral service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, with burial at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.

      As the Sumter community mourns the loss of these two remarkable individuals, let us remember their legacies of resilience, generosity, and service. May their spirits continue to inspire us to live with kindness, compassion, and dedication to others, keeping their memories alive in our hearts forever.

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