Earl Richard Simpkins, 92, of Radford, passed away Monday, May 4, 2020. He was a U. S. Army veteran and a TV repairman, known as “Simpkins TV.” He was employed with RAAP, Clover Creamery and Mack Foods.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hobert and Gracie Simpkins; a son, Johnny Ray Simpkins; brothers Robert Hardy Simpkins, Arville Ray Simpkins, and George Truman Simpkins; and sisters, Janice Louise Cook and Eva Vonice Duncan.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Larry Roop of Christiansburg, Karen Wills of Draper, Gloria Minnick of Radford, and Patsy and James bishop of Snowville; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Donna Simpkins of Hillsville, Shane and Eileen Simpkins of Draper, Jimmy Simpkins of Radford, Timmy and Rebecca Simpkins of Radford, and Joey and Kris Simpkins of Christiansburg; 22 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Services will be private in Simpkins Cemetery in Simpkinstown.
The Simpkins family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.