He was a member of the Childress Church of God and was 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; a son-in-law, Buddy Joe Smith, Sr.; and his 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; a brother, Paul Dean Simpkins; and many other relatives and friends.
The family received friends from noon until 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at the Rockford United Methodist Church in Fairlawn. Funeral services began at 2 p.m. with Pastor Ron Smith officiating. Interment followed in the Church cemetery.
The Simpkins family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home and Crematory in Radford.