Don Everette Simpson

February 18, 1951 — January 22, 2021

Don Everette Simpson

A memorial service for Dr. Don Everette Simpson, 69, of Corinth, MS will be held Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 2pm at First Baptist Church - Corinth. Bro. Dennis Smith will officiate the service. There will be a Facebook live stream of the service provided on First Baptist Church Corinth, MS Facebook page starting at 2pm on Tuesday. Dr. Simpson was born February 18, 1951 in Lake Providence, LA and entered into heaven on Friday, January 22, 2021 at his home in Corinth surrounded by his family. Dr. Simpson grew up in Clarksdale, MS. In his youth, he was fascinated with airplanes and space exploration. He spent many hours reading and studying engineering books and doing science projects just for fun. He and his brother, Gene, shot many model rockets in the fields behind their house. His early accomplishments include becoming an Eagle Scout and being accepted into the Air Force Academy. These interests led to him earning a Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Bachelor’s Degree in Nuclear Engineering from Mississippi State University in 1974. After graduation, he worked for Teledyne Brown in Huntsville, AL, and later for McDonnell Douglas in the Houston, TX area as an Aerospace Engineer. While in Texas, he and his family were active at Nassau Bay Baptist Church where he was a deacon and taught Sunday School. Don was a very intelligent man with many interests, and he loved to learn. He later obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Science while working as an engineer. He then decided to enter medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston where he specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology. After finishing medical school and internship, he moved his family to Corinth, MS in 1993 where he opened his own practice, Magnolia Women’s Clinic, and worked as a physician for 28 years. Throughout his career as a doctor, he delivered over 7,000 babies. In his free time, he loved sitting around the fire pit enjoying a cigar and listening to Delta Blues with friends and family. He will be lovingly remembered by his family and his work family at MRHC and Magnolia Women’s Clinic as a compassionate, humble, patient, wise, kind, gentle, and generous man. He would consider his greatest accomplishment his children and grandchildren who lovingly called him “Papa Doc”. Dr. Simpson is survived by his wife of 23 years, Laura Simpson; daughters, Angela Simpson Dickerson and husband Drew Taylor Dickerson, Kate Elizabeth Tucker and husband James Landon Tucker, Ginger Simpson Gregory and husband James Kendall Gregory, Jr. and Ashton Leigh Zapf and husband Noah Nicholas Zapf; 10 grandchildren, Carter Tucker, Allyn Tucker, Ella Kate Tucker, Mason Tucker, Meade Dickerson, Mary Mack Dickerson, Tripp Gregory, Goldie Jean Gregory, Hudson Zapf and Lucas Zapf; brother, Gene Thomas Simpson and wife Frances Simpson; mother of his children, Margaret Simpson; aunt, Jan Whitlock and her son, Scott Whitlock; other relatives and a host of friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, James Thomas Simpson and Gloria Motley Simpson. Donations can be made in memory of Dr. Simpson to Oasis Medical Center in Corinth, MS (https://www.myoptionsmychoice.com), The Wounded Warrior Project (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org), or American Red Cross (https://www.redcross.org/donate). Magnolia Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Dr. Don Everette “Papa Doc” Simpson. https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/YGCRMLDGF4WNZMZ3
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