The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

March 17, 2013

DAVID CARLTON SIMPKINS


FOR THE DAILY SOUTHERNER

WINTERVILLE — WINTERVILLE — David Carlton Simpkins, 65, died Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Duke University Hospital.

The funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel.  A private burial will be held later in Greenleaf Cemetery, New Bern.

David graduated from Farm Life High School in Vanceboro. He worked as a National Implementation Manager for Embarq, retiring in 2008 after 43 years of service.  He also served in the National Guard.  David was an avid Duke fan and enjoyed all sports with his children.

David was a member and deacon at Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church in Ernul.  He had also been a member at First Baptist Church in Tarboro and attended Covenant Church in Greenville.  David was a loving husband and father.  He will be dearly missed.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Obed and Lillian Simpkins; and brother, Wesley Simpkins.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Patsy Simpkins; a son, Matthew Simpkins, of Greenville; a daughter, Melissa Simpkins, of the home; a brothers, Fountain Simpkins and Cecil Simpkins and sisters, Doris Ballenger, Ethelene Ipock, and Irene Morris.

The family will receive friends following the service at Wilkerson Funeral Home, Greenville.

At David’s request, in lieu of flowers, please donate to your local church or help someone in need.  David was always looking to help families in need.

Online condolences at  HYPERLINK "http://www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com" www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com

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