Tony Dennis Simpson, age 58, born March 5, 1963, passed away of October 22, 2021 at UAB Hospital. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at Oregonia Cemetery with Pastor Jarrett Lovelace officiating and Magnolia Chapel North directing.
Tony was preceded in death by his father, William Earl Simpson.
He is survived by his wife of twenty-three years, Melinda Lawrence Simpson; son, Zachary Simpson; and daughter, Naomi Simpson. He is also survived by his mother, Betty Rogers; sister, Darlene Latham (Pat); brothers, Anthony Rogers (Stephanie) and Harold Rogers (Heidi); father and mother-in-law, Travis Glenn Lawrence and Freda Lawrence; sisters-in-law, Glenna White and Rebecca White (Tim); brother-in-law, Jerry Lawrence (Denise); and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Pat Latham, Anthony Rogers, Phillip Lesley, Billy Dunn, Jo Jo Rodgers, Tim White, Harold Rogers and Brad Latham.
Honorary pallbearers are employees of Regions Bank of Fayette, Northwest Medical Center and UAB MICU, Erma Patchen and Ricky Moore.
Tony was known as the “Bait Man”. Tony made and hand-painted baits and fishing lures. He was an avid painter and hunter and his greatest joy was homeschooling his children. He loved to garden and raise chickens. He enjoyed family time with his wife and children. If Tony were talking to a friend, everyone was called “Bubba”.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Tony to an account established for his children at Alabama One Credit Union. Our family would like to express our appreciation to the physicians and nursing staff of both Northwest Medical Center and UAB MICU. Until your family sees you again, we know you are “Gone Fishing”.
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