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Obituaries #4

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Walter Simpson was laid to rest today at the First Baptist Church in Tupelo. Walter, 89, succumbed to lung cancer.

Born the son of a sharecropper in 1933, Walter lied about his age, joining the Army at 17 when the Korean War began. He saved his entire platoon from an ambush in 1953.

Upon returning home Walter married his childhood sweetheart Doris. They had seven children, 21 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Walter's tombstone read April 5, 1933 - March 8, 2022.

It's amazing how the total of a person's life can be summed up by a dash between the dates.

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    Neville Hunt over 2 years ago

    Amazing and sad, but I guess that the dash is life itself.

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    Jamie Clapperton over 2 years ago

    Just read this again. Glad he at least made it home.

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    Christopher over 2 years ago

    Thanks, Neville and Jamie.

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    VerityAlways about 2 years ago

    You've summarized those dash years really well.

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    Christopher about 2 years ago

    Thanks, Verity.

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