Richard Dix Simpson

Born July 16, 1927

Richard D. Simpson, age 85, of Knoxville, passed away at his home on February 3, 2013. Preceded in death by his parents, Green and Margie Simpson; brothers, Eugene and Dudley and sister, Betty Ogle. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Christine Brackett Simpson; sons, Richard H and wife Christine Willey Simpson, David, and Kevin; grandchildren: Sarah, Andrew, Brian, Blake and Brooke, and great-grandchildren: Morgan, Grayson, and Braxton. The family will receive friends Tuesday, February 5, 2013 from 6 to 8pm at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair. Family and friends will meet at 1pm, Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel for the funeral service, Dr. Rocky Ramsey officiating. The burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Donation to a preferred charity may be made in lieu of flowers. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 5, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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February 7, 2013

Dear Christine and family--so sorry to hear of Richard's passing. I remember we had some good times when our families got together when I was young. May God comfort you and give you peace in the coming days and weeks.

Judy Simpson Frahme ( Vaughn and Rachel's daughter)--Knoxville

L. Rebecca (Becky) Wynn

February 6, 2013

David, Brian and Family, Your father/grandfather was quite a character with you two fellows. Brian was born when you lived across the street from me in your mother's growing-up area neighborhood. Christine had her hands full when all of you were together. Fun times to remember most in the coming days/weeks/months. Celebrating his life with you in Love.

Craig Oetting

February 6, 2013

Simpson Family -
Thank you for the privilege for opening up your home and arms to me. It was a honor to get to know my Great Uncle Richard. He will be truely missed.
With Lots of Love,

Cheryl Norman

February 5, 2013

David -

I'm so sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. My prayers are with you and your family.

Cheryl Norman

Charlene Crowe

February 5, 2013

Dear Aunt Christine and family. I am so sorry for your loss. You are all such sweet people. You were so kind to come to moms funeral last November. Love you all lots. Charlene Crowe Daughter of Tish Simpson Dihu and granddaughter of Eugene Simpson. (Knoxville)

Dona Simpson Rayfield

February 5, 2013

Christine, My prayers are with you and your family.

Vivian Simpson

February 5, 2013

Christine and Family,
My heart and Prayers are with you at this time.
It is a Tough-time, but remember the ONE-IN-CHARGE knows our hearts and He dries our TEARS.
I am with you in thought and Prayers.

February 5, 2013

There are many memories that I have of Uncle Richard, but the one that will always be the strongest in my memory was his laughter. When he would laugh, you couldn't help but laugh along with him! When I think of the times that Uncle Richard and my dad would sit and laugh over some silly thing that was said or done, it makes my heart smile. Thanks for the memories. Vicki Phillips McIntosh

Terri Newman

February 5, 2013

Dear 'Uncle Richard',
You have been so special to our family for as long as I can remember. You are such a sweet person. We will miss you very much.
Our heartfelt prayers and love to all the family.