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Daniel "Punk"



April 23, 2024

Morgan Daniel “Punk” Simpson, 88, of Roanoke and formerly of Covington, died Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at LewisGale Medical Center in Salem.

Dan was born on October 22, 1935, in Covington, a son of the late Lee Edward and Maggie Hepler Simpson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Jean Simpson; three brothers; and one sister.

Mr. Simpson served his country in the United States Airforce, retiring from active duty after 21 years. Following his military career, he worked for Lockheed Martin for many years. He was a life member of the VFW and the American Legion as well as being active as a Shriner and Mason throughout his life.

Survivors include a son, Daniel E. Simpson of Buford, GA; two daughters, Cathy Simpson Freeman of Troutville, and Christine Joy Lester of Blue Ridge; a stepdaughter, Pamela Dillingham of Villa Rica, GA; one stepson, James Binkley of Locust Grove, GA; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with Richard Kaiser officiating.

The family will receive their friends from 10:00 AM until service time on Tuesday.

Interment will be made in Lonestar Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Becca Lester, Richard Lester, Ray Keen, Jr., Jonathan Crossland, Frank Freeman, and Billy Moore.

Arritt Funeral Home has been entrusted to oversee arrangements.

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April 30, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

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April 30, 2024 at 3:00:00 PM

Arritt Funeral Home, South Highland Avenue, Covington, VA, USA

Final Resting Place: 

Lonestar Cemetery

6102 Potts Creek Road, Covington, VA, USA



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