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David Simpson

March 24, 1938 — December 25, 2019

David E. Simpson, 81, of Owensboro, passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born March 24, 1938 in Daviess County, Kentucky. David was the president and owner of Brite-Way Sign Co. for 32 years and a member of Owensboro Christian Church for 35 years where he served as an elder for 32 years. He also served as Head of Missions and as a church planter. He baptized over 300 people during his time at Owensboro Christian Church. David was retired from the United States Air Force after 20 years having reached the rank of Master Sergeant. He served during the Vietnam Era and was based at a number of Air Force bases including Germany and Thailand. David also served on the Daviess Co. School Board, was a member of the Noon Optimist Club, and enjoyed traveling and attending many family gatherings and activities.

David was preceeded in death by his parents, Herman Howard Simpson and Blanche Mitchell Simpson Tucker, his stepfather, Cecil Tucker, and a granddaughter, Olivia Dawn Stevens.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Joyce Simpson; his children, David L. Simpson of Owensboro, Rick W. Simpson (Julie) of Smyrna, Tennessee, Alisa Stevens (Michael) of Owensboro, and Sean Simpson (Gwen) of Utica; grandchildren, Tiffany, Jeremy, Ryan, Emily, Forrest, Greyson, Megan, Zachary, and Noah; great grandchildren, Kensley, Charley Kate, Joshua, and Seth; and a sister, Judy Heady (David) of Owensboro.

The funeral service for David Simpson will be 1:00 P.M. Monday, December 30 at Owensboro Christian Church with entombment following in Rosehill Cemetery Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 1PM until 6PM Sunday and from 10AM until 12:30PM Monday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Matthew Schrag and his staff at Vanderbilt for their love and compassionate care they gave to David.

Memorial contributions may be made for the Owensboro Christian Church Missions Ministry, 2818 New Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303. Memories and condolences to the family of David Simpson can be shared at

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Monday, December 30, 2019

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Owensboro Christian Church

New Hartford Rd, Owensboro, KY 42303

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