Martha E. Simpkins, 89, of Beverly Hills,
Fla., passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at Hospice House in
A native of Wayne County, W.Va., she was
born May 20, 1924, to Sylvester and Minnie (Endicott) Crockett,
one of six children.
A lifelong homemaker, Mrs. Simpkins came
to Citrus County 20 years ago from West Virginia and was a member
of the Lecanto Church of Christ.
Martha is survived by her husband of over 69 years, Shade Simpkins
of Beverly Hills; son, Danny Simpkins (wife Sandra), Beverly
Hills; daughter, Karen Riley (husband Clifford), Proctorville,
Ohio; son, Dale Simpkins, Beverly Hills; brother, Virgil Crockett,
Wayne County, W.Va.; grandchildren, Tami and Scott Simpkins and
Connie Booth (husband Adrian); and great-grandchildren, Felicia
(husband Brian), Meredith, Melissa, A.J. and Daniel. Mrs. Simpkins
was preceded in death by a son, Dalvis Simpkins and siblings,
Lee, Marie, Carroll, Golden and Gail.
Friends will be received 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at
Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa.
Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 2, 2013, at Wilder Funeral Home with Foy Cherry officiating
with John D. Arnold and Byron Chastain assisting. Interment will
follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Lecanto.