A memorial service for Peggy Jean Simpson Tully, age 84, of Sulphur Springs, Texas, will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at 10 a.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Jerry Savage of League Street Church of Christ officiating. There will be no formal visitation. Peggy passed away on October 7, 2022, at her residence, after a two-year battle with cancer.
Peggy was born on August 20, 1938, in Winters, Texas, to Andes Emmitt Simpson Jr. and Effie Irene Jennings. She married Walter L. McWhirter on June 10, 1954, in Winters, Texas. Walt worked the West Texas oilfields, where they eventually ended up in Big Spring, Texas. Walt passed away in February 1975. Peggy went to work for Dr. Don McGonagill at Texas State Optical shortly after that and worked there until she retired in 1986. While in Big Spring, Peggy was a member of Baptist Temple Church.
While working at Texas State Optical, Peggy met James (Jim) Elvis Tully of Snyder, Texas. They married on May 5, 1986 and made their home in Snyder. Peggy worked part time at the local fabric store. She was an active member of Eastside Church of Christ.
Jim and Peggy moved to Sulphur Spring and have called it home since 1995. She was a member of League Street Church of Christ. She was actively involved in the clothing room and card writing on Wednesday nights.
Peggy’s passion included shopping at Canton with her sisters, affectionately known to all as “The Sisters,” enjoying time with friends, and doting on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by son, Randy McWhirter of Seguin; daughters, Terri Lynch and husband Ernest of McKinney, Gina Bruton and husband Derrick of McKinney, and Susan Tully Pate Adams of Katy; granddaughters, Brittney Pate and fiancé Jarail Johnson of Haslet, Melissa Adams of Denton, and Annelise Lynch of Houston; grandsons, Nathan Lynch of Houston, Kale Bruton of Richardson and Reid Bruton of Dripping Springs; and great-grandchildren, Braxton, Charley, and Jace, all of Haslet. She is also survived by “The Sisters” — Sharon Jones and husband, Pinky, of Stanton; Cynthia Barbarian of Baird; and Becky Jones and husband, Tommy, of Millsap.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmitt and Irene, and step-mother, Rosa Lee Simpson; brothers, Billy Wayne Simpson, Andy Simpson, and Richard Simpson; and sister, Linda Roberts.
The family would like to say a heartfelt thank you to the family at League Street Church of Christ for looking after her this past year with visits, calls, and fellowship. Those special times meant the world to her.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to the League Street Church of Christ Youth Fund at 1100 South League Street, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482.
Arrangements under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
The online register can be signed at www.murrayorwosky.com