Obituary for Exel Eugene Simpkins, Sr.

Exel Eugene Simpkins, Sr. age 76 of Pulaski passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Lewis Gale-Pulaski Hospital. Born February 19, 1943 in Pulaski he was the son of the late Arlie “Toad” William Simpkins and Janie Melinda Smith Simpkins. His son, Scott Allen Simpkins, grandson, Landon Lee Hill, sisters, Eula Mae Meredith, Ethel Gaye Hussey and brothers, Frankie Lee Simpkins, Arlie Kendall Simpkins, Jerry Wayne Simpkins also preceded him in death.

He is survived by his


Exel Eugene (Karen) Simpkins, Jr. – Snowville

Danny Lee (Frances) Simpkins – Walton

Nancy (Tommy) Dean – Elliston

Cheryl Compton – Buchanan

Sandra (David) Cagle – Pulaski

Melissa (Bill) Lester – Blacksburg

17 Grandchildren            15 Great Grandchildren  

Brother & Sisters

Cecil B. Simpkins – Pulaski

Kathryn Simpkins – Michigan

Barbara Wilson – Dublin

Elaine Davis – Pulaski

Denver Simpkins – Dublin

Thomas Simpkins – Pilot

Patricia (Benny) Bedsaul – Dublin

Douglas Simpkins – Draper

Betty (Jack) Slusher – Newbern

Special Friend & Mother of his Children

Jearline Simpkins – Radford

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM – Monday, October 21, 2019 at the Bower Funeral Home-Chapel, Pulaski with Rev. Neil Wood officiating.

Interment will follow at the Simpkins Family Cemetery, Snowville.

The family will receive friends from one hour before service time Monday morning at the funeral home.

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Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.