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Donald Simpson

April 16, 1936 — February 6, 2023

Donald Colburn Simpson, 86, husband of the late Pauline Voyles Simpson and a resident of Exmore, VA, passed away Monday, February 6, 2023, at his residence. A native of Quinby, VA, he was the son of the late Dorsey H. Simpson and the late Beulah Spence Simpson. He was a United States Air Force Veteran and a retired Carpenter and Waterman.

He is survived by two sons, Earl T. Simpson of Exmore, and Donald Marvin Simpson and his wife, Rita, of Pungoteague, VA; a daughter, Wendy Gail Harris of Melfa, VA; a brother, Dennis Simpson of Keller, VA; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two grandsons, Shawn Simpson and Joseph Simpson; a brother, Earl Simpson; and a sister, Shirley Clayton.

To honor his wishes a private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore, Virginia.

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