September 24, 1939 – July 20, 2020
Robert Doyle Simpson passed away on July 20th at age 80. He was born to R.L. and Modena Simpson on September 24, 1939 in Levelland, Texas.
Doyle’s grandfather, O.L. Oldham, was a Baptist preacher. Doyle spent many summers with his grandparents and participated in church activities with them. When he was a teenager, he started working at Primm Drug in Brownfield, Texas. He graduated from Brownfield High School and later graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University to become a registered pharmacist. He returned to Brownfield and became a partner at Primm Drug. He married Emily Blackstock on June 21, 1964. They have two daughters, Laura and Amy.
In Brownfield, he co-owned F&S Pharmacy and later, Nelson Pharmacy. Doyle and Emily attended First Baptist Church, where Doyle was the secretary of the Sunday School youth department for many years, including when his daughters were in the youth program. He later became interested in clowns and magic and used those interests to present The Gospel to children and adults. He served on the Brownfield City Council. He was active in the Optimist Club and was named Outstanding Optimist of the Year.
Doyle and Emily moved to Georgetown in 2002 and joined First Baptist Church of Georgetown. He was a deacon, an outreach leader in Bob Edd Shotwell’s class, and actively supported Joshua Harris of Oak Ridge Ministries.
Doyle’s parents preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Emily; his daughters Laura (husband Jim, children Josh and Rebecca) of Belton, Texas, and Amy of Georgetown, Texas. His siblings are his brother, Bob and wife Sherry of Midland, Texas; brother, Doug and wife Jan of Denison, Texas; and sister, Sandi Buck and husband Chris of Kingston, Oklahoma.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Oak Ridge Ministries, P.O.Box 542, Florence, TX 76527 and/or Children at Heart Ministries, c/o Texas Baptist Children’s Home, 1301 N Mays Street, Round Rock, TX 78665-2945.
You may share a message or memory in the online memorial guestbook at www.RamseyFuneral.com.