Weatherford Democrat

October 9, 2013

Wayne Simpkins


Weatherford Democrat

— FORT WORTH – Wayne Simpkins, 82, loving and faithful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Service is 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at First Baptist Church of White Settlement, 7801 White Settlement Road, White Settlement. Interment will be in Memory Gardens of the Valley, Weatherford. Visitation is 10 a.m. Friday at the church.

Benjamin Wayne Simpkins was born on June 6, 1931, to the late Benjamin Urb and Addie Gertrude Leggett Simpkins in Mineral Wells. He married the love of his life, Evelyn Plumlee, on Jan. 16, 1953, and they recently celebrated 60 wonderful years together. After graduation from high school, Wayne joined the United States Army. He proudly and honorably served his country in the Counter Intelligence Corps. Upon discharge, Wayne attended Weatherford College. He then worked for Bell Helicopter, retiring after many years of service. Wayne was very creative and made several things without patterns and with primitive tools. He was a member of the American Legion and also of the First Baptist Church of White Settlement.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 60 years, Evelyn Simpkins, of Fort Worth; daughter, Cynthia Cox and husband, Howard, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Amy Lindsey and husband, Alan, of Houston and Dustin Cox and wife, Alicia, of Arlington; great-grandchildren, Katherine, Ava and Jackson; aunt, Hazel Schwartz, of Plainview; several cousins; and a host of loving family, church family and loving friends.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents.

The family wishes to thank Mission Hospice for its attentive and dedicated care, especially Jay, Kandra and Tammy. They also want to thank the staff of Broadway Plaza for their kindness and care.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made in Wayne’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 3301 W. Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76107, 817-737-9990. 

White’s Funeral Home