(Donald Simpson) Donald Calhoun Simpson, 84, of Anderson, passed away peacefully at home, with his family by his side, on Saturday, December 31, 2022.
Born on January 14, 1938, he was the son of the late Prue Calhoun Simpson, and the late Margaret Kay Simpson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Eugene Simpson, and Raymond Louis Simpson.
Don was a member of Concord Baptist Church since his childhood, of which his grandfather, the late Zera Calhoun Simpson (Earline) was a charter member.
He devoted his working career as owner of Simpson’s Lunch in downtown Anderson for over 20 years, as well as The Sandwich Inn on E. Greenville St. in Anderson.
Don developed a love for Roller Pigeons as a child, and competed with them throughout his life, earning multiple accolades. He was a Lifetime Member of the National Birmingham Roller Club and was inducted into their hall of fame in 2010. He was a judge with the club and won numerous national honors during competitions throughout the U.S. and Canada.
He attended Clemson University, like his dad, and was a huge Clemson Tiger football fan! He had the unique ability to listen to the game on the radio, while watching it on the T.V. simultaneously.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Bobbi Simpson, his son, Randall Calhoun Simpson, and his daughter Donna Simpson Robinson (Steve), all of Anderson.
He is also survived by his granddaughters, Stefani Jean Robinson, Anna Kay Robinson, and Misty Caroline Simpson great-grandchildren, Nevaeh Lynn Bailey, and Colby Lee Bailey, as well as his nieces, Kelly Simpson Waters, and April Willoughby Gaines.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, January 6, 2023, at Concord Baptist Church Cemetery, 1012 Concord Rd., Anderson, S.C. 29621. Rev. Bob Marcaurelle will officiate, and the family will speak to attendees following the service.
Flowers are optional. Memorial donations may be made to Gentiva Hospice, 1704 E. Greenville St., Anderson, S.C. 29621.
A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.standardfuneralcenter.com
THE STANDARD CREMATION & FUNERAL CENTER, ANDERSON, S.C.