Noble Randy Eugene Simpson was born September 26, 1964 in Jacksonville, North Carolina to the late Noble Weldon Simpson and Sue P. Simpson. He was the grandson of Noble Bill and Worthy Grand Matron Marjorie Kelly. Randy married Tammy Meyerhoff on October 17, 1987. They have two children, Noble James Ryan Simpson, and Jordan Alexander Simpson. They have two boys they consider their children and that would be Jacob Rochelle and Matthew Holland and his wife Elizabeth and their child Lillian Grace.
Randy attended Infant of Prague Catholic School until 9th grade and then attended White Oak High School graduating in 1983. He received his Eagle Scout Award, 3 Palms and God and Country Award in 1978. After graduation, Randy worked in the family business. He attended Coastal Carolina Community College and Nash Community College and received certificates in his work field. In 1994, he started working for Jones-Onslow EMC as an apprentice lineman and in 2001 became a journeyman lineman. His wife Tammy has worked for the State of North Carolina as a victim-witness legal assistant for 26 years. The Simpson’s are members of Living Hope Community Church in Jacksonville and Scotts Hill Baptist in Hampstead.
Randy was raised to the sublimed Degree of Master Mason by his dad on January 7, 1990 at Lafayette Lodge in Jacksonville, NC. He was elected Master in 1994. He walked the hot sands in May 1990 in Morehead City, NC. He became a member of the Onslow Shrine Club and has served as a greeter, ambassador, ticket chairman and President in 1994 and 1999. He was the Fish Fry Chairman from 1995 to 2007. He joined the Van Patrol in 2000 and served as captain from 2001 to 2005. He is currently serves as Chaplain of the Van Patrol. He was appointed as Chaplain of Sudan Shriners by Ill. Sir Olen Smith in 2006, Ill. Sir Wayne Edwards in 2007, Ill. Sir Aubrey Nichols in 2009 and Ill. Sir Rick Jackson in 2014.
Randy’s passion for our fraternity lies with the children we help, whether it be in the Shriners Hospitals or Oxford Home for Children, and the passion of his grandfather and grandmother both serving in the craft. His grandfather Bill was a resident of Oxford Home for Children and later joined the ranks of Master Masons and coaching some 600 men through the degrees of masonry. This was just a small debt of gratitude to our fraternity.