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William Seibert Simpkins

William Seibert Simpkins, 72, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at his home in Snowville. He was a member of Snowville Baptist Church, retired from Virginia Dept. of Transportation and from the Snowville Volunteer Fire Dept. He was a lover of Bluegrass music, and could be found every Thursday evening at the Snowville Ruritan Building, picking his banjo and sharing the music he loved with all who came to listen. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jake and Vera Meredith Simpkins, five brothers, Gene, Ellis, Orville, Ernest and Curtis Simpkins, and a sister, Hazel Wade. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Juanita Wilson Simpkins of Snowville; three sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Kathy Simpkins, and Dwayne and Arlene Simpkins, all of Snowville, and Allen Simpkins of Dublin; two sisters, Donna Wilson of Radford, and Ruth Terry of Floyd; a brother and sister-in-law, Erby and Colleen Simpkins of Radford; brother-in-law, Merle Wilson of Snowville; granddaughter, Misty Simpkins; four step-grandchildren, Chris Loan, Sherrie Sifford and her husband Jonathan, Mike Sarver and his wife Grace, and Brittany Sarver; a great-granddaughter, Melissa Ferrell; and three step-great-grandchildren, Andrew Sifford, and Faith and Mary Sarver. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the Snowville Baptist Church with Rev. Neil Wood officiating. Interment will follow in the Wilson Cemetery in Snowville. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Snowville Fire Department or the Snowville Baptist Church. The Simpkins family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford. (www.mullinsfuneralhome.com)