Bobby Ray Simpson was born April 8, 1938 in Palmer, Texas to the late Mack and Helen Simpson.

Bobby Simpson was united in holy matrimony to Birdia Mae Harper.

He departed this earthly life on Jan. 20, 2016 at Town & Country Nursing Home in Minden.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Birdia Mae Simpson; two daughters, Mechelle and Barbara; five grandchildren, Jazz, Niesha, Ieshia, Barbara, and Shun; 25 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service, honoring the life of Mr. Simpson, will be held Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Kennon’s Mortuary. The Rev. Herbert Scott will officiate the services.

Services are entrusted to Kennon’s Mortuary. Email condolences may be sent to kennonsmortuary@suddenlink.net.