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Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery

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Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Thursday June 13th, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery
Friday June 14th, 2019

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Donald R. Simpson

Donald Ray Simpson, 71, of 7700 Doggett Road, passed away at his home surrounded by family on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, June 14, 2019 at Friendship United Methodist Church with Rev. Kevin Cochran and Rev. Pat Simpson officiating. The burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home on Thursday, June 13, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM and other times at the home. Donnie was born in Rockingham County and lived most of his life in the Browns Summit Community. He was retired after 45 years of service from Jefferson Pilot/Lincoln Financial as a Senior Systems Analyst. He attended Friendship United Methodist Church. In his spare time, Donnie enjoyed farming, hunting, playing golf and spending time with his grandchildren. He was known for his quick wit, sense of humor and was often referred to by many as simply, “the Tater Man”. He was preceded in death by his father, Haywood Simpson; his parents-in-law, Barron and Kathleen Troxler. He is survived by his wife of over 52 years, Alice Troxler Simpson of the home; daughters, Kim Simpson Boyd and husband, Scott of Apex, Jill Simpson and Alicia Simpson May and husband, Justin all of Reidsville; grandchildren, Grayson and Mackenzie Boyd, Karsyn, Haven and Everly May; mother, Allene Nance Simpson of Browns Summit; brothers, Lee Simpson and wife, Carolyn of McLeansville, Roger Simpson and wife, Kay of Reidsville, Mike Simpson and wife, Peggy of Kenly and Pat Simpson and wife, Kathy of McLeansville; and a large extended family. Memorials may be made to Friendship United Methodist Church, 5222 NC Hwy 150 East, PO Box 462, Browns Summit, NC 27214. Condolences may be made to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com.

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Dear Alice, Kim, Jill, Alicia and families, My heart is broken for you...you are all in my thoughts and prayers! I just watched the tribute video...what a wonderful life Don had, surrounded by all you beautiful ladies and your families. I will never forget his awesome sense of humor...especially the time he pretended to be a police detective when I answered the phone when Kim and I were roommates in college. May God hold you close and comfort you during this time. With love and deepest sympathy, Ginger Owens

Ginger Owens Jun 17 2019 7:48 PM

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Joey and Becky Martin Jun 14 2019 9:31 AM

I loved working with Don for the 16 years we worked together at JPF/Lincoln Financial. Every time I saw him he had kind words to greet me. I too loved his sense of humor. My condolences and prayers for comfort to his family.

Cindy Allen Jun 13 2019 9:21 AM

My condolences to the Simpson family. I worked with Don at Jefferson Pilot/Lincoln Financial for many years. It took me a long time to get used to his humor and know if he was kidding or serious. What I do know is he loved his family especially the grandkids. Rest in peace my friend. Michelle Parent

Michelle Parent Jun 13 2019 8:16 AM

I'm sorry for your lost. I was Don's manager at Lincoln for a few years and enjoyed working with Don. He was truly a wonderful person. He worked hard and cared a lot. I loved his dry sense of humor. He was slow to comment on something especially if it wasn't ideal; but when he did, I knew there was something there that needed to be improved. His face would light up when he talked of his family (which was often) and he absolutely loved sharing time with his grandkids.

Kay Mayo Jun 13 2019 5:35 AM

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Alice Setliff Jun 12 2019 9:02 PM

Don was a wonderful person to work with, his sense of humor made any situation better. My condolences to the family. Vicki Stamey

Vicki Stamey Jun 12 2019 7:59 PM

I have fond memories of working with Don at Jefferson Pilot then Lincoln Financial. My condolences to Don's family. Beryl M. Gentry

Beryl Gentry Jun 12 2019 7:33 PM

Alice we Sandi and me are sorry for your loss may God Bless in this time of grief I am unable to come but Sandi will come by the funeral home on Thursday we love you and are thinking about you Chuck and Sandi Nance

XChuck and Sandi Nance Jun 12 2019 1:51 PM

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