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1938 Hershel 2019

Hershel Simpson

March 20, 1938 — July 31, 2019

Hershel Simpson, 81, of Dyersburg, died July 31, 2019 at West Tennessee Healthcare – Dyersburg Hospital. Born March 20, 1938, he was the son of the late Bud and Rebbie Hill Simpson. He was a retired sheet metal worker.

He is survived by three daughters, Martha Nelson of Dyersburg, Joanne Henry of Dresden , Kay Dean (Norman) of Dresden; four sons, Timothy Simpson (B.J.) of Texarkana, TX, Michael Simpson (Pat) of Newbern, Hershell Simpson, Jr., James Simpson, both of Dyersburg; one sister, Carolyn McDonald (Art) of Finley; two brothers, Bill Simpson of Covington, Benny Simpson of South Carolina; many grandchildren including Amy Ford (Kent), Shelly Walker (Justin), Richie Cox (Alanna Hendrix); and great-grandchildren including Lauren Rose, John-Michael Ward and Haley and Chloe Walker.

Mr. Simpson was preceded in death by one daughter, Laura Simpson; six sisters, Lola Mae Simpson, Mary Hutson, Christine Simpson, Linda Simpson, Glenda Patterson and Martha McCanless.

Cremation services are under the direction of Curry Funeral Home. We are privileged and honored to serve the Simpson family. You may share your condolences and your memories with the family at


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