Ricky Simpson, Sr.December 24, 1957 ~ April 21, 2017 (age 59)
Mr. Ricky Simpson, Sr., age 59, of Rockvale, Tennessee, died Friday, April 21, 2017 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Mr. Simpson was born in Rutherford County and was a son of the late Fannie Louise Corbitt Simpson and Robert Lee Rowland Simpson, Sr. He was a member of the Class of 1976 of Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and was a veteran having served in the United States Army. Mr. Simpson was a retired cabinet maker and was of the Christian faith. In addition to his parents, Mr. Simpson was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Suzanne Marshall Simpson, who died in February of 2017; sisters, Frances Merritt, Mildred Pitts, Vickie Carney; brothers, Gene Simpson, Robert Simpson, Jr., Tony Simpson; and a grandson, Lane Heath.
Mr. Simpson is survived by his children, Ricky (Brooke) Simpson, II, Mt. Vernon, Indiana, Barbara Denise Dune (Sarah Dune), Rockvale, TN, Stefan Ryan (Jessica) Simpson, Rockvale, TN, Winter Shada Simpson, Rockvale, TN; sister, Justine Simpson (George) Bain, Rockvale, TN; brothers, Charles Simpson and Curtis Simpson, both of Murfreesboro, TN; special friend, Lela Weaver Turner, Rockvale, TN; grandchildren, Ricky Simpson, III, Alyson Simpson, Gracie Simpson, Johnathon Heath, Sapphire Heath, Hunter Padgett, Shyanne Carr, Chi Simpson, Rebel Simpson, Annalynn Wix, Serenity Simpson.
Family members will receive friends on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Jim Lawyer officiating. Burial will follow in Cothran Cemetery in the Rover Community of Bedford County.
Ricky Simpson, II, Stefan Simpson, George Bain, Ricky Simpson, III, Kris Ellis, Austin Ellis and Chi Simpson will serve as pallbearers.
In Lieu of Flowers, family members have requested donations to be made toward funeral expenses.