Virginia Watson Simpson

Obituary Notice

Virginia Watson Simpson, age 82, of Little Rock, died Tuesday, August 16th, 2005, the widow of Dr. Henry Simpson who died in 1994.  She was born in Willow, Dallas County, Arkansas and graduated from Carthage High School and received her Registered Nursing degree from Baptist Hospital, Little Rock, in 1945.  Thereafter she joined her husband during his post graduate training and assisted him throughout his private practice of Internal Medicine in Little Rock.  She was a member of the State Board of Nursing, and Auxiliaries of the Pulaski County Medical Society, American Medical Association, Southern Medical Association, Arkansas Medical Society and a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. 


Virginia is survived by 2 sons; N. Henry Simpson, III and wife Melanie of Dallas, Tom Simpson and wife Haidi of Silver Thorne, Colorado, two daughters; Becky Haines and husband Chuck of Winter Park, Colorado Mary Daily and husband Richard of Branson, Missouri, one sister Sara Galloway of St. Louis, Missouri, 12 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. 


There will be a funeral service at Ruebel Funeral Home at 1pm Friday, officiated by Reverend John Fleming.  Burial will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home,


Memorials in lieu of flowers should be made to St. Vincent Infirmary or St. Paul United Methodist Church.


Register Book

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Diane Wightman Battle
    Olmsted Falls, Ohio


  • Henry, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

    Dub Allen
    Little Rock, Arkansas


  • William A. Smith
    Little Rock, Arkansas


  • Henry and Family, I'm so sorry about your Mom. I send my prayers and best wishes to your family. Sheri RogersBritt
    North Palm Beach, Florida


  • My thoughts and prayers are with you during ths time of sorrow. May God give you strength and comfort through the days ahead.

    Tom Reed
    Hall High Class of '64
    Midland, Texas


  • Tom, Becky, Henry and Families

    My sympathies on your Mom's passing. All the best to you.

    K. Michael Leird
    Quitman, Arkansas


  • Henry, Tom, Becky, Mary: Our thoughts and affection reach out to each of you and your families as you gather to say goodbye to your Mom ... tough to do at any age. With time your sadness will fade and hopefully be replaced with sweet memories in the confidence that she has returned to our Father. (I hope these scriptures will be a comfort to you all ... Your friend always.

    Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern. 7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. Ecclesiastes 12:6

    Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: For we walk by faith, not by sight: We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:6-8

    Don Keene, Sr. and family
    Sherwood, Arkansas


  • Henry, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Jane Wofford Porter

    Irving, Texas


  • Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss.

    Mrs. Jean (Curry) Bradburn
    and Mrs. Jacqueline (Allan) Elkins
    Little Rock, Arkansas


  • We were former patients of Dr. Simpson for many years.

    George & Relda Lasater
    North Little Rock, Arkansas