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Mark Andrew Simpson, age 55

Mark Andrew Simpson, of Sherwood, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord on June 21, 2020. He was born in Baker, Oregon, on June 23, 1964.

During high school, he became lead guitarist in a rock band named “Maxx Zoid”. After graduating from Jacksonville High School (1982), he became a respiratory therapist and worked in a hospital setting for over 20 years.

Mark is survived by his brothers Jerry (Kazue) Simpson, Dan (Tracy) Simpson and a slew of nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Merodith H. Simpson, Sr., Betty J. Simpson, and brother Michael O. Simpson.

His family will always remember him as a man full of love for kin, friends, and rock-n-roll.

Mark will be laid to rest at Rest Hills Memorial Park. Services will be private and his family would like to thank you for your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400


  • Brittney Hipp Posted June 26, 2020 10:53 PM

    I always enjoyed when we talked. You were funny, kind and most importantly yourself. I appreciated your sense of humor. I am so thankful for how caring you were with Nana. You will be missed and never forgotten.

  • Sara boatman Posted June 26, 2020 11:08 PM

    So many great memories of him playing music. May you continue playing forever my friend.

  • Linda Daugherty Posted June 26, 2020 11:42 PM

    I will miss you and the talks we had. May you rest in peace and love knowing you touched all of our lives. Play on my friend.

  • Norman Ostrom Posted June 27, 2020 8:57 AM

    We cannot judge a biography by its length.
    Nor by the number of pages in it.
    We must judge it by the richness of its contents.
    Sometimes those unfinished are among the most poignant.
    We can not judge a song by its duration.
    Nor by the number of its notes.
    We must judge it by the way it touches and lifts our souls.
    Sometimes those unfinished are among the most beautiful.
    And when something has enriched your life.
    And when its melody lingers on in your heart.
    Is it unfinished?
    Or is it endless?

    Your Brother from another Mother.

  • Tom Brancheau Posted June 27, 2020 12:08 PM

    Mark was my friend and bandmate in Nothing to Lose. Great times with a great guy. Seriously missed! “My God is Good!” Was the last thing he said to me. Yes indeed Mark, and you are truly in his presence now.

  • Shela Waters Burnside Posted June 27, 2020 3:46 PM

    So many growing up memories as a teenager living next door are associated with you man! Say hi to Peck and Betty, and Mike for us all! “Til we meet again!” Love ya.

  • Danny Simpson Posted June 27, 2020 4:42 PM

    I love you Brother. Your passing leaves a hole in my heart. You will be missed.

  • Norris Family Posted June 28, 2020 9:44 AM

    We are so sorry to hear about Mark. Prayers to the family for peace and strength to get through this trying time.

  • Tina McCoy Posted June 29, 2020 10:14 AM

    Mark you we’re like family to me. We’ve seen & done so much together. I can’t believe this is the end.. I will love you always & look forward to the day we meet again in heaven. I love you Mark Simpson

  • AJ Bird Posted July 2, 2020 9:14 PM

    My mind knows you’re gone but my heart keeps checking to see if you’ve called. I miss you so much!

  • Becky Smith Posted July 2, 2020 9:26 PM

    Had the best of times my friend, looking forward to our reunion in Heaven with all our hearts, I love you man 💚

  • Tammy Arick Posted July 3, 2020 9:27 PM

    I hate we lost touch. Graduated respiratory school together and we became great friends. That was a ling time ago now but I remembered how wonderful a person you were. Rest In Peace.

  • Phillip Royce Posted July 12, 2020 7:55 PM

    Mark was a good man. He taught me to play Guitar the right way many years ago. We spent many hour together. I wish I could have said good bye. God speed Mark

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