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William Barry Simpson

William Barry Simpson, 59, husband of Michelle “Shelly” R. Meyer Simpson, died Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at his home in Paris, KY.

He was born in Hopkinsville, KY, to James Howard Simpson and the late Jane Carol Blevins Temple. Although he was born in Hopkinsville, KY, he was raised and spent most of his younger years in Louisville, KY. Barry was a graduate of Westport High School, Louisville, KY, and also was a graduate of the University of Louisville, where he obtained his Bachelor’s of Science Degree. He was a pharmaceutical representative for AstraZeneca and attended the Catholic Church of the Annunciation, Paris, KY. He also loved to fish, shoot skeet, and watch his Louisville Cardinals, Dodgers, and Rams. Along with this, he also enjoyed having a beer (or two) with his friends. Above all, Barry enjoyed watching his children compete in athletics.

In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by two sons, Robert Simpson and Mark Simpson; one daughter, Bethany Simpson; two brothers, Jamey Simpson and Justin Simpson; three sisters, Becky (Jeff) West, Kelly Gee and Nicole Goodman; step-father, Doug (Gigi) Temple; grandmother, Mary Waggner and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to his mother, he was also preceded in death by step-father, Jim Sutherland; grandparents, Olen and Nancy Blevins and James Simpson, Sr; and aunt, Betsy Stinson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 10, 2021, at the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY, by Father Danny Fister. Burial will follow in the Mount Olivet Cemetery, Paris, KY.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, December 9, 2021, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Ron Meyer, Jeff White, Mica Puscus, Sean Brady, Todd Kirkland and Curtis Higgins.

The arrangements were entrusted to the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY.

The online guestbook is at and a 24 hour funeral information line can be reached by calling 859-987-4387.

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