Donald Lee “Donnie” Simpson, son of Fred and Karon (Long) Simpson, was born August 7, 1977. He departed this life Wednesday, November 21, 2018 in Montreal, Missouri, at the age of forty-one years.
On May 5, 2012, Donnie was united in marriage to Jessica Deters.
Donnie was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Donald “Jack” Long; his paternal grandfather, Fred Simpson, Sr.; and an uncle, Paul Long.
He is survived by his wife Jessica, of the home; his children, Kyah Simpson and Dakota Deters; his parents, Fred and Karon Simpson, of Montreal; his brother, Freddie Simpson and wife Jeni of Decaturville; his maternal grandmother, Mattie Long, of Montreal; paternal grandmother, Marquerite Simpson, of Earlham, Iowa; his nephews, Todd and Griffin Simpson and many special cousins.
Donnie was raised in the Montreal area and was a graduate of Camdenton High School in the Class of 1995.
Donnie was a gifted athlete and lettered in football and basketball while playing for the Camdenton Lakers. Following his graduation, Donnie started his career at Camden County and was working for the Road and Bridge Department at the time of his passing.
He had accepted Christ as his Savior and was a member of Buffalo Prairie Baptist Church.
Donnie was a sports enthusiast and had spent many years coaching in the Camden County Youth Football League with Grant Leighty and Mike Maasen. He was a fan of the Camdenton Lakers and Kansas City Chiefs and rarely missed a game. He loved his family and cherished the time spent with his daughters.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, November 28, 2018 in the Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 12:00 pm until time of service Wednesday in the funeral home. Donations may be made to a fund established for his children and left at the funeral home.
Donnie’s family requests those in attendance please wear Laker or Chiefs Gear to help honor Donnie’s life. After the funeral there will be a reception held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Camdenton. Arrangements are under the direction of the Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton.