David Earl Simpkins, 77, of Abilene passed away on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 in Frisco, Texas. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 at Buffalo Gap Cemetery. Services are under the direction of The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road.
David Simpkins was born in Anson, Texas to O.B. and Opal Simpkins on October 11th, 1943. He attended Abilene High School after which he met and dated Martha Archibald before moving to Fort Worth for a short time. On his return to Abilene, he proposed and married Martha on October 10th, 1970 in Abilene, Texas.
David worked as a Supervisor for the City of Abilene Water Department for over 25 years. Prior to that time, he worked with his father O.B. at the family-owned service station where his love of cars (and working on them) was born. He served in the Army National Guard and was honorably discharged in 1970. In his later years, he enjoyed going to the Abilene High Eagle football games with his wife Martha. They also enjoyed going to the Rose Park Senior Center together where they would eat lunch and he played pool with his buddies.
David was preceded in death by his wife Martha, parents, and siblings Douglas Simpkins, Delores Towery and Vickie Waller.
David is survived by his children (and spouses) Chris and Renee Simpkins, Kim Simpkins and Tyerone Washington; 7 grandchildren Tyerone Jr., Te’ana, Payton, Camryn, Hannah, Taven and Preston; and his sister Darlene Simpkins
Memorials can be made in David’s honor to The Kidney Foundation, www.kidney.org .
The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to everyone at Fresenius Kidney Care Lone Star in Abilene and the Rose Park Senior Center.
The family first began in the funeral business in 1933. The Hamil's legacy, beginning with the Elliott's to John and Jo Ann Hamil and now continuing with Robert and Karla Hamil, is to serve families in their time of need.