He served in the U.S. Airforce, and was a service consultant for a Ford dealership.
He was born Dec. 25, 1944, in Refugio.
Survivors include his mother, Allie Bertha Catchings Simpson of Mineral Wells; fiance, Susan “Libby” Alliman of Houston; one daughter, Catherine Lee Simpson, and partner, Rebecca Simpson of Adair Village, Ore.; one son, Richard “Rick” Eugene Simpson of Pasadena; two sisters and their spouses, Glenda Sue and Larry Gaines of Mineral Wells and Marsha Kay and Alan Stewart of Grand Prairie.
Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, Nov. 28, at Moore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in LaRosa Cemetery in Woodsboro.
Pallbearers were Eric Horner Jr. Aubrey Horner, Fred Autry, Gary Autry, Dennis Rowland, Floyd Clifton, Eddie Moore and Billy Ray Catchings.