Danny Ray Simpson

August 23, 1945 - December 03, 2008 

Danny Ray Simpson

August 23, 1945 - December 03, 2008 

Obituary for Danny Ray Simpson

Danny Ray Simpson - 1945-2008
Danny Ray Simpson, age 63, of Ashland, Ky., passed away Wednesday evening, Dec. 3, 2008, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 23, 1945, in Ashland, a son of the late Robert Hughes and Mary Alice Garvin Simpson.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Michael Simpson and grandchildren, Emma, Molly and Hannah.
He was an Ashland business owner and a member of Rose Hill Baptist Church. His fraternal record included being a member and past master of Hampton Lodge No. 235 F.&A.M. and a dual membership with Fred M. Gross Lodge No. 953 F.&A.M., a past master of Kadosh of Indra Consistory of the Covington Scottish Rite Bodies and a 33rd Mason, Inspector General Honorary of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, a past Excellent High Priest of Morehead Chapter No. 168, R.A.M., past Illustrious Master of Morehead Council No. 45 R.&S.M., a member of Morehead Commandery No. 53 K.T. of the Morehead York Rite Bodies, a past potentate of El Hasa Shriners, a past president of the South Atlantic Shrine Ritualistic Cast Association, a former officer of the South Atlantic Shrine Association, a member of the Big Sandy Court No. 172, Royal Order of Jesters, a member and past Camaxtli of El Mexa Teocalli No. 98 Order of Quetzalcoatl and a O.K.E.T., the highest honor given by this organization.
Surviving are his wife, Susan Hood Simpson of Ashland; two sons, Robert Owen (Melissa) Simpson and Adam Craig Simpson, all of Ashland; two daughters, Susan Frances (LTC(P)Michael) Graese of Fredericksburg, Va., and Kimberly Kristine (David) Thompson of Ashland; a brother, James David Simpson of Greenup, Ky.; and grandchildren, Corey, Taylor, Evan, Ross, Haley, Kyle, Megan, Brett and Sidney.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008 at Steen Funeral Home-13th Street Chapel in Ashland by Dr. Ronnie Mayse. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight, Dec. 5, 2008 at the funeral home with a Scottish Rite service at 7 p.m., and a Masonic service at 7:15 p.m. by the Fred M. Gross Lodge No. 953 F.&A.M.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502 or Community Hospice, 1538 Central Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.
Online condolences may be made to www.steenfuneralhomes.com.

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