Darwin F. Simpson, 88 of Gainesville passed away on Monday, June 8th at the E.T. York Hospice Center. Darwin was born in North Dakota and moved to the Gainesville area in 1964 from Madrid, Iowa, and was a retired sales representative of fine paper products. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church of Gainesville and a lifelong member of the Moose Lodge here in Gainesville. Darwin enjoyed playing golf, bowling and was a card enthusiast.
He is preceded in death by his 4 brothers. Darwin is survived by his devoted wife Patricia “Anne” Simpson of 39 years of Gainesville, Fl., daughter- Brenda (Alan) Sirmans of Palm City, Fl., son- Barry Simpson of Gainesville, Fl., daughter- Tina (Chuck) Tabbert of Albuquerque, NM., son- Bradley “BJ” (Rachel) Simpson of Gainesville, Fl., stepson- Larry (Emma) Malphurs of Savanah, Ga., stepdaughter- Linda (Paul)Thomas-Ferraro of Gainesville, Fl., stepdaughter- Laura (Jimmy) McCoy of Melrose, Fl., 12 Grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
The family will be having a gathering at Forest Meadows Cemetery, 4100 NW 39th Ave., in the chapel on Saturday, June 13th from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM with the funeral service celebrating Darwin’s life beginning at 1:00 PM all are welcome to attend and share with the family. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Faith Baptist Church in memory of Darwin.