Ronald Wayne Simpson

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Ronald W. Simpson, 77, of Barling, passed away on Friday, December 23, 2022. He was born on September 26, 1945, to the late Eland and Evelyn (Bordeaux) Simpson. Ronald was a retired meat market manager for CV Foods. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Fort Smith and served in a postal unit with the U.S. Army Reserves. Ronald was a laid-back, friendly, kind person who enjoyed cutting jokes and spending time with his family. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, starting at 9 a.m. Interment will be at Mayberry Cemetery in Central City. He is survived by his wife, Julia, of the home; three daughters, Sarah Lynn Barton (Kirby) of Springdale, Lorie Bell (Stephen) of Bixby, Okla., and Kelley Fitting (Jonathan) of Arlington, Texas; a sister, Judy Day (Bill) of Roland, Okla.; nine grandchildren, Tyler and Braedan Barton, Sydney, Baylor, Dawson, London and Sawyer Bell, Hunter and Katelyn Fitting. Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 609, Fort Smith, Ark. 72902 or go to To view the online guestbook, please go to

Published December 28, 2022

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