Guathier T. Simpson was born on June 25, 1961, to Echol and Barbara Simpson in Fairfield, Alabama.
Once Guathier accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior and joined 54th Street Church of God, he relied on his word. As he continued to walk in faith and as his life progressed, he later united with the True Worship Church under Reverend Phillip Williams.
Affectionately known as “G”, Guathier was a graduate of Jess Lanier High School. Afterwards, he joined the military and serve in the United States Marine Corp. While furthering his education at Jacksonville State University, he became a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated Theta ETA Chapter. Afterwards, he joined the military and served in the United States Marine Corp. Upon completing his tour of duty,
he was Honorably Discharged.
On Saturday, April 27, 2023, he received God’s free-gift of eternal life, reuniting with his loving parents, his brothers, Waymon and Troy and his father-in-love, Tim Dickinson. All who preceded him in death.
Gauthier was a man of great spirit that loved life. Mostly, he loved being a husband, a father, a PopPop, a friend, a listener, a counselor, a bruh, a protector; just to name a few. However, above all else, he was a praying man that loved GOD.
Celebrating his life and cherishing his memories is his loving and devoted wife, Janice Rice-Simpson; children, Echol Simpson, II of Houston, TX, Britney Simpson (Heith) Pinnock of Miami, FL, Jarvis Hunter of Shreveport, LA, Antoine (Yolanda) Rice of Birmingham, AL and Warsheika Rice of Bessemer, AL; brothers,
Eduardo (Argeria) Simpson of Fairfield, AL, Charriere (Tracy) Simpson of Kilgore, TX; brother-in-love, James (Shirley) Wright of Stone Mountain, GA; sister-in-love, Rena Mosley of California; grandchildren, Evelyn Claire, Noah (Bud), Emerson Blake, Charleigh Rae, Jadynne, Taylor, Makayla, Lee-Anna, Jasmine, Antoine and Cameron; one aunt, Agnes Graves of St. Louis, MO; brothers-in-law, Joe Larry Lewis and Amos (Julia) Rice; sisters in-law, Sherri (Ray) Sullivan, Sharon (Orlando) Furr, Shelia Hall, Shannon Rice and Christine Lewis; special friends, Connie Reid, Sarah Evans, Connie Holland, Fannie Parker, Juanita
Watford, Dorothy Murray and Lisa Collins; brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.