Hi Sweetie, wishing you a Happy New Year. I miss and love you so much it is hard to think anything is going to change in this New Year. I promise to try and be positive about it. I love you forever. D
Thought of you today, but that is nothing new I thought about you yesterday and all the days before that too.
I think of you in silence and often speak your name, all I have is memories and pictures in a frame
Your memory is a keepsake for which I will never part , for you will always be in my heart….
Merry Christmas I love you
Your wife forever Denise
Hi Sweetie, Been a rough couple days, but I am here to tell you I love you and you never leave my heart and mind...I can not believe you have been gone a year, the hardest year of my life. I miss you so much, I love you....D
Dear Simpson Family-
Derek came to mind today and upon doing an internet search for his name, read of his passing and cried. I worked with him several years ago and he was always fun to talk to even when he was upset that something wasn't going his way. What a great guy; my sympathies to the entire family.
I LOVE AND MISS YOU MORE EVERYDAY WITHOUT YOU...
Hi Sweetie, It is my birthday, I missed writing on yours, hope you had a good day, it was sort of rough for all of here, but we were all together at your house for your birthday celebration. Today for mine I am spending it alone with you here at home. I love and I know your sending me a great big birthday wish...D
Went to that special little meeting spot for your birthday and had a steak in your honor. Your carving is still in the table :)We all miss you. Rose
Derek, I love you and I miss you every moment of everyday. I want to give you some sad news Lu passed way yesterday. She will be missed here greatly as you are, but now you two will meet again? I love you always....
Derek was a great man and will be missed greatly!
I was saddened with the news of Dereks passing. I always enjoyed spending time with him at and on the track. Derek had an effect on me and I only saw him three or four times a year at the big races. You will be missed. RIP brother.
Thank God for memories! You were always a great friend and confidant, ALWAYS making sure I was taken care of. I will forever hold close those special moments we shared and keep you in my heart. I miss you, but love knowing you are close.
I'm doing the candle now for I didn't see it earlier. I love reading all the signings. When I saw the one from Paragould, Arkansas it gave me spirits due to that is where I was born, so I wanted do the candle for Derek. R.I.P. Hang in there Denise~!! Love your 3rd cousin, Kim Goodman
I can't hardly believe this. He was only one year older than I am. He also was one of the many deaths in my family members that has taken place since 2010 and forward. My heart is sore/saddened when I was told by his mom. I found out after the memorial services took place. I'm sorry to of missed them. He will be missed by many. Derek was my third cousin. I'm glad I took the time to talk with him in March at his aunt's funeral services. Anna Mae was my second cousin and his aunt. Rest in Peace Derek~!!! ? :-)
You will be missed greatly by all who were surrounded by you. You were such a gentleman. Watch over Denise she misses you alot.I'm so glad you found each other....and for the brief time(second time around) you spent together was special.
As always you were the best boyfriend ever for 6 months that I ever had.
Thank you Derek for coming into Denise's and our lives.Your will to live each day to the fulliest was like no other. Your infectious smile is missed beyond words.Love & miss you!
Derek, I never had the pleasure of meeting you but I know Denise. You had to have been a very special person to bring such joy & love to those who knew you. Rest in peace.
Pat Bassford, Chino Valley, AZ
You will be missed Derek! Please watch over Denise, she loves you and so do we! Vern and Becki Drake <3
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
RIP IT IS ALWAYS SAD TO LOSE SOMEONE SO LOVED. TONI GELAZIN
I will miss your infectious smile and caring eyes. You always gave great hugs and when we saw each other we caught up on each others lives. You are missed every single day. I know you are watching down on Denise and your family, you always were the protector. I love you and miss you.
I spent one day with you and Denise. It was enough to know what a great person she had re-found. You are missed by so many. MUCH Love....
Derek, we still think about you all the time! I am so thankful to have gotten to know you better over the last years! You are an amazing person and bella still talks about your boots! :-) Thank you for all you have done to help shape her! Thank you for watching over us from above! We love you! Rachael, Mike and Bella!
My thoughts and prayers are for you, my dear friend. Derek will always be with you, always.
Knowing you are surrounded by so many who love you & Derek hopefully provides you some comfort. In the future when your wonderful memories can finally be shared without the heavy cloud of sadness, I hope you can be happy in the knowledge of being loved, adored & watched over by one of life's truly great gentlemen. I love you & will forever hold a piece of Derek in my heart, together with our cherished frienship.
Saw you at our high school reunion. You and Denise were just beautiful together, you both looked so happy, Obvious soul mates.Sorry to see you go. Rest in peace.
My Dearest Derek, I will hold you in my heart forever. I am going to miss you so very much, my best friend and my loving husband, we will talk everyday for the rest of my life. You are the most beautiful person I know. I love you now and forever. Your loving wife D
Where is the "good" in good-bye?
Words cannot begin to truly convey the sorrow I feel after hearing of your recent loss. May it bring you comfort knowing that he had your love always. All my sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time.
Special memories get us through.
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Aunt Marilyn, Tracy, Lane, Darin and Denise &kids I am so sorry for your loss and do wish I could have been there today.I will never forget how Derek let me ride back to Phoenix with him the summer of 79. Though I haven't seen him in years I never forgot how kind he was to me on that trip.
I am so very sorry for your loss. Derek was a joy to be around and I feel blessed to have met him so many years ago via BMX.
I'm so sorry for your loss. You will be forever in my heart.
Derek a new beautiful star has been added to our heavens and we will look up and smile knowing we were blessed just to have met you, RIP.
Sorry for your loss Denise. I know it was a hard battle. Luv Ya, Frank
You have my Deepest Sympathies, and May you take comfort in knowing an angel is watching over you
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time. Derek is a great guy and will be missed by many..
All our love Doug and Lori Jensen
Denise our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
So sorry and much love to you.
I am so sorry may God be with all of you at this difficult time,I will be praying for all the family's .
Enjoy those memory s. Speak to him from now on.say hello and I love you!
Derek my dear sweet brother in law whom made my beautiful sister Denise happier with every passing day will be sadly missed and always remembered with profound love and compassion
Seeing Derek win his first battle against cancer 5 years ago only to be stricken again so recently during the happiest days of his life taught me what courage is all about. He worked hard and played even harder. Derek lived life to it's fullest. He loved unconditionally. It was an honor to know him. (I'll never be able to drink a "5 Hour Energy" again without smiling memories of my friend.) RIP
My thoughts and prayers go out to Denise and the rest of the Simpson Family. Derek was an amazing person, so sweet and caring. No matter what, he always had a smile on his face, making jokes and staying positive. He will be missed by us all. Love you Derek and I am blessed and grateful to have known you.
Derek was one of the good guys. He always took the time to say hello to me at the BMX races. My condolences to the family.
For The Family,
Please consider my condolences at this time of great sorrow, loosing anyone much less a person as special as your Husband, Father or Grandfather is no less than tragic, at any point of their life. Although I have only had the benefit of knowing Derek a short time, he struck me in a way not many people do. Derek was driven, dedicated, and just overall a truly nice guy. I am sorry to lose him as a friend, as I am sure you are as a family member. Please except my prayers and thoughts during these challenging times.