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Howard Donald Simpkins departed this life on February 3, 2018 to rejoin his beloved wife, Mary, in Heaven. He was 82 years old. In the time he lived here on earth, he was a shining example of how a man should be. He was a devoted husband, loving father, he served his country in the US Army, and he was a proud grandfather and great grandfather. Most importantly, he was a devout Christian who was prepared to enter Heaven. He will forever be loved and missed by his family, friends, and truly all who knew him. He was a strong and stoic man to his last breath.
He leaves behind two daughters, Rhonda Neal of Rock WV, and Cathy Hare and husband Steve Hare of Kernersville, NC; four grandchildren, Danielle Pennington of Princeton WV, Jennifer Blankenship and husband G. Belcher of Rock, WV, Lauren Prim and husband Adam Prim of Kernersville, NC and Matthew Hare and Wife Casey of Kernersville NC, and seven wonderful great grandchildren.
Per his wishes, Howard will be cremated and there will be a private family service in the spring. He asked that his ashes be spread in various places where he lived his happiest times.
The family would like to extend its deepest appreciation to all medical staff that was involved in his care in the final days. You all have a special place in the hearts of his loved ones.
Those wishing to share memories or condolence messages with the family may do so by visiting www.MercerFuneralHome.com
Mercer Funeral Home of Bluefield is serving the Howard Simpkins family.
Published on February 5, 2018
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