Obituary for Cecil Brianard Simpkins

Cecil Brianard Simpkins, 85, of Pulaski, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2022. He was born May 10, 1937, in Pulaski to the late Arlie “Toad” William Simpkins and Melinda Smith Simpkins. In addition to his parent, he is also preceded in death by sisters: Malenda Elaine Davis, Eula May Meredith, Ethel Gaye Hussey; brothers: Frankie Lee Simpkins, Arlie Kendall Simpkins, Jerry Wayne Simpkins, and Exel Eugene Simpkins.

Mr. Simpkins is survived by his wife: Emily Simpkins; son, Windell Todd Simpkins (Angela); daughter, Lisa Bane (Doug); step-daughter, Susan Craig; grandchildren: Derick Ratcliffe, Tasha Phillips (Andrew), Devin Hill (Mackenzie), Logan Simpkins, Bryan Craig; great-grandchildren: Maddie, Willow, and Rhett Ratcliffe, Sylas, Addie, and Sebastian Phillips; sisters: Kathryn Simpkins, Barbara Wilson, Patricia Bedsaul (Bennie), Betty Slusher (Jack); brothers: Denver Simpkins, Tommy Simpkins, Douglas “Doug” Simpkins (Kay Yoon); special nephew: Mike Wilson; along with numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 12:00 PM at Norris-Stevens Funeral Home with Rev. Don Sizemore officiating. Interment will follow at the Simpkins-Phillips Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.

The Simpkins family is in the care of Norris-Stevens Funeral Services, Pulaski, VA. Online condolences can be made at