Obituary for James Evans "Evans" Simpson Jr.
JAMES EVANS SIMPSON, JR.
We are heartbroken to announce that Evans Simpson passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on February 27, 2018 at the age of 57 in Larchmont, New York. Evans was born in Birmingham, Alabama, the son of James Evans Simpson, Sr. and Sandra Stingily Simpson. Evans was a gifted and accomplished architect who received his Masters in Architecture from Columbia University. He worked with Walter Chatham in New York City for many years and then in his own practice. He graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in history in 1983, and from the Hotchkiss School in 1979.
Most importantly, Evans was a wonderful and devoted father to his sons, Forrest and Peter, and loving husband to his wife Jill. He was a great friend to many people, a talented cook, a determined tennis player and a natural debater. He loved sailing on his boat Ostara, cooking for family and friends, playing with his dog Lola, engaging in intellectual and political debates on important issues, rooting for the Crimson Tide, rafting in Montana, hosting parties and family get-togethers, and any and all hours he could spend with his children. His ideas were profound, but his loves were simple—his family and friends. He will be profoundly missed.
Evans is survived by his sons, Forrest and Peter, his wife, Jill Kirchner Simpson, his mother, Sandra, and his brother Karl.
A memorial service will be held in his honor at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 3rd at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 4 Fountain Square, Larchmont, followed by a reception at the Larchmont Yacht Club, 1 Woodbine Avenue.