Ronnie Gene Simpson, 63, of Oklahoma City, OK, passed away on February 22, 2023, surrounded by family in Oklahoma City. Ronnie, or ‘Big Ron’ as he was known to his family and friends, was born in Oklahoma City on April 18th, 1959 to Dolen Eugene and Mary Ann Simpson. Growing up, Ronnie loved riding motorcycles and playing sports, but most of all, he loved anything to do with music, especially playing the drums. Ronnie graduated from Western Heights High School in 1977 and was a proud Southsider for the entirety of his life.
In 1985, Ronnie married his beloved wife, Judy Hamilton. They had two children, Amy Dawn and Ronnie (‘Little Ronnie’). Throughout his life, Ronnie was the life of the party and made friends wherever he went. He was a genius when it came to any obscure trivia or fact, especially concerning music. He was a true jack of all trades and could fix almost anything. Loud, boisterous, and full of life, Ronnie would drop anything to help a friend in need. While he had many careers, Big Ron especially loved his work in the music and entertainment industry because he preferred to be around the loudest music possible. Ronnie enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing, concerts, making jokes, traveling, and hanging out with his family and friends. He especially enjoyed spending time, often fishing, with his one and only granddaughter, Kenzi.
Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents, Dolen and Mary Simpson; nephew, Cory Welcher; and brother-in-law, Jack Hamilton. He is survived by his devoted wife of 37 years, Judy Simpson of Oklahoma City, OK; sister, Margie Bailey, and husband Ken of Duncan, OK; son, Ronnie Simpson, and partner Iris Castillo of Moore, OK; daughter, Amy Dawn Shipman, and husband Cody of Moore, OK; granddaughter, Kenzi Jordan Shipman; as well as many other dear cousins, extended family members, and devoted friends.
The family would like to sincerely thank everyone who cared for him during his last days. The Simpson family will notify friends and family about the details of a memorial service to be held at a later date.