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Robert "Rob" Simpson

Pause Days Gone By by Bruce H. Zimmerman (ASCAP)
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“Although i had not seen Rob for years i remember many happy times as friends growing up on Spur Road estate and attending Spur Road school at the...Read More »
1 of 62 | Posted by: Allan Marshall - friend

“Prayers being said for you and yours.... ”
2 of 62 | Posted by: Susie Alexander - Friend

“Dear Susan and family,Jan and I were very sorry to hear about Robert's passing. Our thoughts are with you. ”
3 of 62 | Posted by: David Jordan - Columbia, SC

“I just read this quotation by Thomas Wolfe and thought of Rob" There are some people who have the quality of richness and joy in them and they...Read More »
4 of 62 | Posted by: Terry Dell - Family Friend

“Although it is many years (1976) since we last met I will always remember Rob and Susan's kindness and generosity to me. I was so shocked to learn of...Read More »
5 of 62 | Posted by: John Lynch - London, England

“Susan and FamilyOur deepest sympathy what a shock to hear about Rob since we had stayed at your carriage house. You and him were very nice to us and...Read More »
6 of 62 | Posted by: Larry Untch - Canton, OH

“What a great time we all had at Blues. We will never forget you. Love,Cindy ”
7 of 62 | Posted by: Cynthia Drake - Mount Pleasant, SC

Halloween at Blues... We will miss you.
8 of 62 | Posted by: Cynthia Drake - Mount Pleasant, SC

Halloween at Blues... We will miss you.
9 of 62 | Posted by: Cynthia Drake - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Dearest Susan, we were personally saddened for the loss of your beloved Rob. Though little can be said when sorrows touch the hear take comfort in...Read More »
10 of 62 | Posted by: Kaki Hinton - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Rob was a beacon of energy, comradery, and spirit. A great guy who will be missed on and off the set. ”
11 of 62 | Posted by: Peter Wentworth - Mt Pleasant, SC, SC

“Words can't express the loss that is felt by so many of us that knew him. He was a kind soul and I was blessed to know him. My condolences to his...Read More »
12 of 62 | Posted by: Dewey Graham - Charlotte, NC

“I am truly sorry to hear of Rob's passing. Rob was a positive guy. It was a pleasure to work with him. My deepest sympathy. He will be missed. ”
13 of 62 | Posted by: Chris Kuder - Charleston, SC

“Susan while we only knew your husband Rob through you, we can only imagine Your deep sadness in this tragic loss. We will keep you and yours close in...Read More »
14 of 62 | Posted by: Ginger and David Campopiano - SC

“Bruce and I are Happy we got to meet and got to know Rob a little, Susan. You always spoke so lovingly about him! Your heart and your children's...Read More »
15 of 62 | Posted by: Janet Berg - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Rob could make a cloudy day sunny with his genuine warmth and charm. He was one of those rare people whose mere presence made people happy to be...Read More »
16 of 62 | Posted by: Stephanie Waldron - SC

“Susan it has been a long time but wanted you to know we are so very sorry for your loss. You & your family are in our prayers. If there is...Read More »
17 of 62 | Posted by: Bettye Foster - Charleston, SC

“I am so sorry, I met Rob through my room mate Emma Dell one of Robs family members. He was always funny and kind. I can't imagine the pain you must...Read More »
18 of 62 | Posted by: dana hogge - gloucester, VA

“Met Rob on the first Hunger Games and we were instant friends. He would climb into my Stakebed everyday and have something amusing to say. He cared...Read More »
19 of 62 | Posted by: The Guiberteau family - Savannah, GA

“As a Saturday Road neighbor, i was so sorry to here of your loss. I will miss seeing Rob readying his boat for a good day on the creek. My prayers...Read More »
20 of 62 | Posted by: Lynn Shull - Mt Pleasant, SC

“Deeply sadden by Rob's passing. Thoughts shared by coworkers, family and friends exemplify Rob's zest, spirit and positivism. Always helpful, always...Read More »
21 of 62 | Posted by: Peter Wallace - Mt Pleasant, SC

“Susan, I am so sorry. I only met Rob once but he charmed me with his friendliness and good humor. You are in my thoughts constantly. ”
22 of 62 | Posted by: June Castell - Mt Pleasant, SC

“I'm so very sorry for your loss. I know that he will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Rob was always a pleasure to be around. I always...Read More »
23 of 62 | Posted by: Debra Hamilton - Isle of Palms, SC

“All our thoughts are with you and your family. Love to you all,Helen and Paul ”
24 of 62 | Posted by: Helen Savage

“I only got the chance to meet Mr. Simpson a few times through Taylor. He was always a very kind, hospitable and upbeat person that I always enjoyed....Read More »
25 of 62 | Posted by: Emmett Morrison - Charleston, SC

Rob in his waiter attire making Bananas Foster table side.  Yum. It was delicious. “Rob always made us feel like we were family. An always open door and heart that brought warmth to all who encountered him. It's immeasurable the...Read More »
26 of 62 | Posted by: The Carrick Family - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Played football (soccer) with Rob back in the early 70s in Edgware. Lovely guy. RIP ”
27 of 62 | Posted by: Fred Nelson - Wickham Market

“One of the first people I met in the film industry, (G I Jane) we worked together on many productions. Always a great guy that you could depend on to...Read More »
28 of 62 | Posted by: John Stephens - Arden, NC

“We are thinking and praying for you all during this difficult time. We always loved Rob's spirit, his smile and his inspiring love for life, the...Read More »
29 of 62 | Posted by: Mary Ruth Starr - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Words can not express what I feel right now. I remember our last conversation. You were always concerned about me. I appreciate your words of...Read More »
30 of 62 | Posted by: Joyce Gilliard - coworker

“Rob, I truly enjoyed knowing you and working together over the years. You were always full of life and music. We all have many wonderful memories...Read More »
31 of 62 | Posted by: Missy Ricker - Charleston, SC

“I couldn't have had a better friend and co-worker than Rob may he Rest In Peace ”
32 of 62 | Posted by: Arthur Crutcher - Memphis, TN

“I've known Rob for years. He was always upbeat had a positive outlook on life which carried over to the people around him.<br />You will be...Read More »
33 of 62 | Posted by: Wayne Jones - Kure Beach, NC

“I've known Rob for 26 years and I can honestly say he was a kind meek soul that will truly be missed,love you brother,till we meet again.and for...Read More »
34 of 62 | Posted by: Josiah Ricker - Charleston, SC

“my sincere sympathy to the family. rob will be missed ”
35 of 62 | Posted by: john powell - senoia, GA

“We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of and praying for your family. ”
36 of 62 | Posted by: Jane and Mark Schuler - SC

“In sympathy for Rob's family. We worked together on Mr. Mercedes, Rob was a great guy and will be missed. ”
37 of 62 | Posted by: Mike Marcelli - Wilmington, NC

“I am so sorry about your loss. I know Rob is leaving a huge hole in your hearts, but I believe with time and little by little, beautiful memories...Read More »
38 of 62 | Posted by: Monica Barrios-Smith - Pineville, NC

“We were so sorry to hear about Bobs passing. We both have so many memories of spending time with Bob Susan and Gladys so many years ago. We...Read More »
39 of 62 | Posted by: Ken and linda Edwards - NJ

“So Sorry! ”
40 of 62 | Posted by: Robyn Brown - Wilmington, NC

“How sorry we were to learn that this was the gentleman who, with his wife, rescued our teen twin sons from the sandbar at Sullivan's island a...Read More »
41 of 62 | Posted by: Bob and Ginger Sutton - SC

“Dear SusanMy husband and daughter and I enjoyed sharing a table with you and Rob earlier this month at 34 West. We enjoyed you as much as we did the...Read More »
42 of 62 | Posted by: Susan Carter - Charleston, SC

“I am in disbelief! Susan, I'm so sorry. ”
43 of 62 | Posted by: Amelia Johnson - Charleston, SC

“Rob was an amazing person and he will be missed beyond measure. Our thoughts and prayers are with this family at this time. ”
44 of 62 | Posted by: Chris and Sheena Knight - SC

“God Bless you Rob. I'll never forget seeing your smiling face every morning at work. My love to Susan and all Rob's family and friends. ”
45 of 62 | Posted by: Harry Bring - Studio City, CA

“Your an awesome guy Rob ! And a world class film maker !!!Not everyone gets a chance to make a difference in the world but you have my friend !Thank...Read More »
46 of 62 | Posted by: Danny Hiott - Charleston, SC

“What an amazing person! I've worked with Rob over the years, last year here in Asheville. He was a true friend and Teamster brother. His personality...Read More »
47 of 62 | Posted by: Pam Ray - Asheville, NC

“I first met Rob on The Notebook. That smile and cheerful outlook was encountered on many films afterwards. You couldn't not like Rob. He made a...Read More »
48 of 62 | Posted by: Janet Melody - Hickory, NC

“Rob was a wonderful person. My Son and I worked with him on film sets for the last 10 years. He was always kind and funny and sweet. He will be...Read More »
49 of 62 | Posted by: Linda Shirley - Charleston, SC

Robert and uncle Bob entertaining     Robert Lynn Bob “Dearest Robert one of our best memories of you was when you and Susan made us so welcome when we visited you in 1988 ,and you taught our children Kim...Read More »
50 of 62 | Posted by: Lynn Pavitt - NERJA MALAGA SPAIN

“I worked with Rob on Secrets and Lies. What a wonderful person, I looked forward to seeing him each day. It seems nothing got him riled up, he took...Read More »
51 of 62 | Posted by: Don Hager - Miramar Beach, FL

“Mr. Simpson was always so kind and nice to me. He always made sure all of us were well fed and well entertained anytime any of us hung out with them...Read More »
52 of 62 | Posted by: Sara Segoviano - Charleston, SC

“Rob was an amazing man, and an amazing friend. Full of life and love for everyone that was around him. I am honored that I was able to know him for...Read More »
53 of 62 | Posted by: Cal Johnson - Folly Beach, SC

“Rob and I worked together on a show for six months this year.I have never met anyone like him.We golfed together and talked about life and family.He...Read More »
54 of 62 | Posted by: Mike OBrien - Charlotte, NC

“I enjoyed meeting and working with Rob last year. He was a kind considerate man always smiling. He will be missed<br />by many. Thoughts and...Read More »
55 of 62 | Posted by: Debbie Adams - Asheville, NC

“Our family sends our thoughts and prayers in the loss of your dad. He will be missed my many. Take comfort that he is in heaven watching down on all...Read More »
56 of 62 | Posted by: Gary Keisler - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“I met Rob during my holidays to Charleston and when he came to Troon, Scotland golfing with his friends. Even though I didn't know him well I called...Read More »
57 of 62 | Posted by: Fioma Gartland - Troon - Friend

“Rest in peace Rob. We were lucky to meet him when he was home in London visiting his Dad and family. He was a funny, charming, charismatic and...Read More »
58 of 62 | Posted by: Julie Shail - London

“So so sorry for your loss. ”
59 of 62 | Posted by: Christie Chaplin - Hollywood, SC

“Sending my heartfelt condolences and prayers to the Simpson family. I met Rob when Susan and I worked together years ago, after I graduated from...Read More »
60 of 62 | Posted by: Sharon Frazier - Greenville, SC

“Rob will always have a special place in my heart. His kindness, friendship and sense of humor will always be remembered. He will be sadly missed...Read More »
61 of 62 | Posted by: Diane Landry-Parker - SC

“I worked with Rob and he was always a real man which is hard to find these days.. I will always remember him as a kind man that always cared about...Read More »
62 of 62 | Posted by: Kevin Gorham - Cramerton, NC


Robert William Simpson (Rob), 66, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

Robert was born to Robert James Simpson and Gladys Langdon Simpson Johnson on January 10, 1951 in London, England. A graduate of Spur High School, he studied at the University of London International Programmes before immigrating to the Charleston, SC area in 1975, which became home.

He met Susan Bowers Cunningham in the summer of 1975 and they married on August 4, 1981 in Edgware, Middlesex, England.

Rob was passionate about his work in the film industry and was on the cusp of retirement after thirty years. He was an active member of the National Brotherhood of Teamsters, and currently working on the production of Mr. Mercedes, written by Stephen King. His favorite pastimes included golf, tennis, boating on the creek and entertaining family and friends, especially with his varied musical talent.

Known for his positive outlook on life, sense of humor and being the "life of the party", he will be greatly missed by family, friends and co-workers. In addition to being survived by his parents, Robert James Simpson of London, England, and Gladys Langdon Simpson Johnson of Mt. Pleasant, he leaves his wife of thirty-six years, Susan Bowers Cunningham Simpson, his children, Chelsea Simpson of West Ashley, Brooke, Taylor and Brittany Simpson of Mt. Pleasant, and step-son Shannon Cunningham of Summerville. Rob is also survived by his step-sister Debbie Simpson, and step-brothers, Brian Simpson and Gary Simpson, all of London, England.

The family will receive friends Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM at J. HENRY STUHR MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant. Relatives and friends are also invited to his Celebration of Life Event Party, Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 3 to 9 PM at Alhambra Hall, 131 Middle Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC, 3:00 until 9:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI South Carolina, P.O. Box 1267, Columbia, SC 29202 (NAMI.org) or to the charity of your choice.