Corey was born on December 9, 1977 in Somerset, KY to Jerry Simpson and Cheryl Carter Simpson. He was a 1996 graduate of Madison Southern High School where he was drafted to play baseball for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He later went on to play for Cowley Junior College and Union College. Corey was a former employee of Toyota of Georgetown.
He is survived by his father, Jerry Simpson of Celina, TN; and two brothers, Jeremy Simpson of Somerset, KY and Chris Simpson of Richmond, KY.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Cheryl Carter Simpson.
A private memorial service will be held by the family at a later date.