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Richard Lynn Simpson, 61

Richard Lynn Simpson, 61, of Scott, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019.

He was born on October 30, 1957 in Stuttgart, Arkansas to Thomas and Angie (Chlapecka) Simpson.

Rick loved cooking, fishing, and golfing. He was in the oil field business, then started in 1986 with Harbor Distributing and continued his career with Glazers Beer and Beverage as division manager. Rick was respected and loved by all who knew him and was an honest standup guy.

Rick was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Simpson.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife, Karen Simpson; his children, Kale (Nancy) Simpson, Eric (Niki) Simpson, Hayden Simpson, Candace Harbour, and Bryan (Brandi) Harbour; his mother, Angie Simpson; brothers, David (Regina) Simpson and Todd (Beth) Simpson; grandchildren, Cooper Simpson, Carter Simpson, Keegan Simpson, Rhodes Simpson, Ever Harbour; as well as many other family members.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 12:00- 1:00 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 1:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 308 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. Interment to follow at Rest Hills Cemetery in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to, First United Methodist Church of Jacksonville, or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.

Link to Richard’s Memorial Video:


  • Paula Henry Posted March 5, 2019 8:48 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Karen and all your family.

  • Kathy helmet Posted March 5, 2019 8:54 PM

    Sending hugs and prayers to all.

  • Laura and Johnny Davis Posted March 5, 2019 10:12 PM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family! Love you all!!

  • Karen Page Posted March 6, 2019 1:54 AM

    Karen you and your family are in my prayers. Sending you hugs and comfort.

  • Rick and Shirley McGuar Posted March 6, 2019 7:31 AM

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family!

  • John Cresap Posted March 6, 2019 8:19 AM

    We are so sorry for your family’s loss. Gail,Denny and John Cresap

  • Steve & Reta Chlapecka Posted March 6, 2019 8:43 AM

    We are sending our love and prayers, still can’t believe it. Love you all.

  • Bill Posted March 6, 2019 9:09 AM

    William white

  • Joyce Hubble Posted March 6, 2019 9:54 AM

    I want to send my condolences to the family and tell them they are in my prayers and thoughts and if my husband Gary Hubble was still here how devastated he would have been to hear of Rick’s passing. Once again my thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Dietrich Pye Posted March 6, 2019 10:29 AM

    Sending my condolences and prayers to Mrs. Simpson and family

  • Henry (Kes) Keesler Posted March 6, 2019 10:56 AM

    A great guy , he will be missed.

  • Russ and Sue Melton Posted March 6, 2019 6:37 PM

    Rick will be missed! Sending our condolences! May he RIP!

  • Shawn Stane Posted March 6, 2019 6:42 PM

    You will be missed, Rick. May our Lord welcome you home as he wraps his loving arms of Grace around your family and friends. God Bless you, old friend.

  • Stephen (Stebo) Walls Posted March 6, 2019 7:44 PM

    Rest well big guy! My condolences to the family!

  • Anne Woolf Posted March 6, 2019 8:41 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. 🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Rogar and Gloria Foisy Posted March 6, 2019 9:25 PM

    Rick will be greatly missed by family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hugs.

  • Scott Harris Posted March 6, 2019 10:49 PM

    He was a mentor and role model to myself and countless others. His warmth and that Rick Simpson smile and laugh is a memory that will never fade. He will be profoundly missed. I am better for having known and learned from him.

  • Mike Benning, Jr Posted March 6, 2019 10:50 PM

    I had the pleasure of working with Rick for 2 years, as a rep for MillerCoors. He was an honest, hard-working, and well-respected man. Rick always told me how it was and I loved him for that. RIP Rick.

  • Jacob Melton Posted March 7, 2019 1:24 AM

    Rick gave me the opportunity to work for/with himself and all the other great people at GBB. Even though I was only there for 1 year, I learned a lot from him. I wouldn’t be where I am today without his help.

  • Russ Melton Posted March 7, 2019 8:51 AM

    Rick was one of the first people I met in the beer business. He was a solid honest person who was always up front and sincere. He worked hard and represented his company and products professionally and would always do what he said. Rick was also a great golfer and always pleasant to be around. Rick was a good friend and I will miss him very much. My sincere condolences to the Simpson Family and the Glazers family he worked with.

  • Terri Maier Posted March 7, 2019 10:32 AM

    Keeping the entire Simpson family in prayers at the loss of Richard. May the peace of God surround each one of you.

  • Terry Houser Posted March 7, 2019 12:07 PM

    Rick will be missed down here in Texarkana.It was a pleasure to have gotten to know and work under you .RIP RICK

  • Howard Posted March 7, 2019 1:32 PM

    Rick was a teddy bear . He would comfort and cut you at the same time. We would always tease him about that and he would just chuckle. Rick you will be miss, and no one will ever replace you . Smiles are all day in heaven Rick.

  • Jaime Vavrick Posted March 7, 2019 4:24 PM

    My condolences to Rick’s entire family for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Rick was a stand up guy and it was a pleasure to work with him. He will be greatly missed!

  • Jaime Vavrick Posted March 7, 2019 4:45 PM

    My condolences to the Simpson Family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Rick was a great partner in business and he will be sorely missed. RIP Rick

  • Steve&Cynthia Kordsmeier Posted March 7, 2019 6:43 PM

    Our deepest sympathy to Karen and the rest of Rick’s family. Cynthia and I enjoyed the time we spent with you two on our trip to Atlanta many years ago. Rick was a great guy and was always level headed and smart in our interactions at work. The world will miss a wonderful guy but heaven rejoices in another angel!!

  • Rex McGee , Choctaw OK Posted March 7, 2019 11:34 PM

    I played high school golf with Rick back in the day, he was the #1 bag and I was #4 bag. He always helped me better my game when he could. After a stint in the oilfield together , he was my best man at my wedding 38 years ago today. He was a gental giant and always courteous. We lost touch soon after his first big move to a Dallas oilfield job but i never forgot him and always wondered.
    Our sincere condolences go our to his family

  • Nancy Hodges Posted March 9, 2019 10:40 AM

    I worked for Karen at Kroger’s and Rick would come in our store and we watched them come together and eventually go to their wedding. The two nicest people found each other and I am so sorry for your loss. Just know you are in your Kroger family prayers.

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