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Thread: Jim Simpson - Umpire Passed Away Today......

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    Jim Simpson - Umpire Passed Away Today......

    I just called to talk to Jim about him umpiring this weekend & his son informed me that he passed away earlier today.
    He umpired this pass weekend in Marion & they are thinking a ball deflected off his shoulder pad & struck him in the head.
    He had internal bleeding that he was unaware of & it caused this earlier today.
    He has been posting on here as Simpoj.......

    Please keep his family in prayers..........

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    Re: Jim Simpson - Umpire Passed Away Today......

    Awful news. Thoughts and prayers to his family

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    Re: Jim Simpson - Umpire Passed Away Today......

    Thoughts and prayers to his family.

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    Re: Jim Simpson - Umpire Passed Away Today......

    This is very sad to hear. Great ump, and from my brief conversations with him, an even better man. My thoughts and prayers to his family.

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    My thoughts and prayers to his family. So sad to hear.
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    His family will be in my prayers.
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    Re: Jim Simpson - Umpire Passed Away Today......

    He had just umpired our tournament on April 16.
    Very sad. Our thoughts and prayers go to his wife and children.

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    Re: Jim Simpson - Umpire Passed Away Today......

    I'm speechless. My deepest and heartfelt condolences to his family. I only knew him from OFC but have enjoyed his perspective of the game and how it should be played. I know it is only a game but the passion of people like Simpoj are the driving force why this sport is dearly loved by so many. I will miss his posts. I can't imagine how much his family and close friends will miss him. RIP.

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    Wizards elite 03 thoughts and prayers are with his family

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    Re: Jim Simpson - Umpire Passed Away Today......

    That is heartbreaking to hear. Jim contributed a lot here to the Forum, and will be missed. I know I read several of his posts yesterday. Prayers for him and condolences to his family. Captain Thunder ... since you were obviously close to him, do you know anything we can do for his family?
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