He was born Dec. 12, 1951 in West Virginia, the son of Archie Simpkins and Pearlie Delong.
He is preceded in death by a son, Donald Matthew Simpkins.
Survivors include his daughter, Catrina Storms of Ohio; sisters Karen (Roger) Ross and Ellen (Ellen) Payne both of Ohio; brothers, Leroy Delong of Florida, James (Wendy) Simpkins, and Charles Simpkins both of Illinois as well as 2 grandchildren, Cody Price and Zakira Storms and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Sat., October 12, 2013 in the chapel of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez. Burial will follow in the Delong Cemetery, Davella, KY.
Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 PM Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 at the funeral home.