OBITUARY

Darwin E. "Butch" Simpson

February 4, 1946July 3, 2011

65, passed away on July 3, 2011 at his home in Phoenix, AZ. Affectionately known as "Butch" he is survived by his wife Joyce; daughters Dedra (Timothy) Wadsworth and Denise Simpson; grandchildren Rebecca, Daniel, David and DeAnn; great grandchildren Dyllan and Lotus; nieces, nephews and in-laws other relatives and many friends. Visitation will be held 5:00pm to 8:00pm, Thursday, July 7, 2011 in the Chapel at East Resthaven Park Mortuary, 4310 E. Southern Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85042. Funeral Services will be held 10:00am, Friday, July 8, 2011 also at East Resthaven Park Mortuary.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, July 7, 2011
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 8, 2011
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Darwin E. "Butch" Simpson

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Diana Abel

July 6, 2011

Joyce, Dedre, Denise and family:

I often read this poem that Grandma Simpson wrote many years ago when I am feeling tried and tired and it always gives me hope and a sense of tranquillity. I am sharing this with you in hopes that it helps in some small way to ease your burden.

My Prayer
I have asked God for eyes to see
What it is he expects of me,
And when I look toward the hill,
Give me courage to do His Will.

I have asked God for a loving heart
For strength to always do my part.
Words of kindness for all I meet
And gladly turn the other cheek.

I pray to rid myself of fear
to really know that God is near
And when my path is faint and dim
to give me faith to trust in Him.

I have prayed for wisdom too
and to myself I must be true,
and when I have to make a choice
to listen carefully for his voice.

I have asked God that some how I'll find
Some way to keep an open mind
True forgiveness for everyone
And truthfully say "Thy Will be done."

Written by Esther Simpson

Diana Abel

July 6, 2011

Diana Abel

July 6, 2011

Diana Abel

July 6, 2011

Diana Abel

July 6, 2011

Diana Abel

July 6, 2011

Diana Abel

July 6, 2011

Diana Abel

July 6, 2011

Butch, his older brother Dewane and older brother Corky, with his mother and father on their anniversary. January 1, 1959.

July 5, 2011

To The Family Of Mr. Darwin E. "Butch" Simpson -
On behalf of the staff at East Resthaven Park Mortuary and Cemetery, I would like to extend our most heartfelt condolence to you. Thank you for letting the staff serve you during this most difficult time.

Sincerely,

Lemuel D. Cannon
Funeral Arranger

FROM THE FAMILY