Simpkins, Wilbur Reupard

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Wilbur Reupard Simpkins, 84, passed away Wednesday, September 29, 2021. He was a member of the Childress Church of God and a dairy farmer. He proudly served his country in the U. S. Marines. Wilbur was preceded in death by his parents, Reupard Willie and Stella Wilson Simpkins; son-in-law, Buddy Joe Smith, Sr.; and brothers, Troy and Willie Simpkins

Survivors include his wife, Emma Dudley Simpkins; daughters and son-in-law, Whitney Simpkins Smith, Chrisanna Lynette and Brian Showalter, and Anetta Leigh Simpkins; grandchildren, Daniel Gordon Simpkins (Victoria), Hannah Nicole Showalter, and Charles Joseph Showalter; brother, Paul Dean Simpkins; and many other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 12 until 2 p.m. on Friday, October 1, 2021 at the Rockford United Methodist Church in Fairlawn. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. with Pastor Ron Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Church cemetery.

The Simpkins family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home and Crematory in Radford.