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Donald Thomas Simpson

September 3, 1953 ~ June 4, 2022 (age 68)

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On Saturday, June 4, 2022, at 3PM, Donald Thomas Simpson departed this life at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville, Kentucky.  On Thursday, September 3, 1953, in Stanford, Kentucky, Donald was born to Ophelia & Ollie Simpson.  Donald professed a hope in Christ, at an early age, and united with First Missionary Baptist Church in Stanford.  He was a 1971 graduate of Stanford High School. Donald was a former employee of ATR, Dixie Cup Corporation, and Toyota.  Donald enjoyed all sports, and was an avid UK fan.  He also enjoyed music and cars.  Donald was a certified referee for basketball and a certified umpire for softball.  His greatest joy was spending time with his family. 

Donald leaves to cherish his memory his three sons, Toby Simpson (Rynetta Davis) of Lexington, Kentucky, Christopher Simpson (Ceri Duncan) of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, and Tashawn Simpson of Springfield, Kentucky; one daughter, LaChrista Ellis of Harrodsburg, Kentucky; two brothers, Jerry Simpson of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Garcia Simpson of Muncie, Indiana; a special cousin, Brenda Logan-Cofer of Liberty, Kentucky; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews and other extended family members and friends who mourn his passing.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Ollie Simpson, Sr. & Ophelia (Logan) Simpson; and an oldest brother, Ollie Simpson, Jr.

A Public Visitation will be held 11AM-1PM Thursday, June 9, 2022, at First Missionary Baptist Church. 

A Public Funeral Service will be held 1:00PM Thursday, at the church. 

Donald’s cousins will serve as Active Casketbearers and Donald’s aunts and uncles, and members of Stanford High School Class of 1971 will serve as Honorary Casketbearers. 

Following the Funeral Service, Cremation Rites will be honored.  Private Burial will take place, at a later date, in Simpson Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions suggested to Donald Simpson Memorial Fund, c/o Fox & Friend Funeral Home, 312 West Main Street, Stanford, KY 40484.

Fox & Friend Funeral Home, Stanford, is entrusted with Donald’s arrangements.  Guest Book at

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June 9, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
First Missionary Baptist Church-Stanford
218 Martin Luthur King Jr. Boulevard
Stanford, KY 40484

Funeral Service
June 9, 2022

1:00 PM
First Missionary Baptist Church-Stanford
218 Martin Luthur King Jr. Boulevard
Stanford, KY 40484

Private Burial at a later date.

Simpson Cemetery
Spoonamore Lane
Stanford, KY 40484

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