Donald Hugh Simpson, 73, was born Feb. 24, 1935, in Alton, Mo., and died July 17, 2008, at his home in Alton, Mo.
He was a former teacher and county commissioner, ran a hardware store and operated the Alton License Bureau for many years.
Survivors include: one son, Bruce Simpson of Alton; three sisters-in-law, Irene Chronister and husband Leroy, Wilma Dotson and Anna Jean Andrews; and numerous other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by: his wife, Mary Alice (Howell) Simpson; and his parents, Herman J. and Thelma Edith (Williams) Simpson.
Funeral services were held July 19 at the Clary Funeral Home in Alton with Bro. John Lewis Casey officiating.
Burial followed in the Hickory Grove Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of the Clary Funeral Home of Alton.