Arthur E. Simpkins

Arthur E. "Art" "Bud" " Cowboy" Simpkins

MARION: Arthur E. "Art" "Bud" " Cowboy" Simpkins age 73 passed away Monday, July 22, 2013 at his residence.

He was born January 23, 1940 in Marion, Ohio to the late Arthur and Ruth (Dains) Simpkins. Art was a longtime resident of Marion, he was employed for several years in Mississippi as a pipefitter in various shipyards.

He is survived by his children, Pam Clark of Marion, Oh.. John (Debby) Simpkins of Marion, Oh., Greg (Elanna) Simpkins of Marion, Oh., Kip Simpkins of Marion, Oh., Elizabeth "Beth" Sellers of Kenton, Oh., JoAnna Simpkins of Va.; step-children, Harry "Tony" Simpson of Marion, Oh., Debby Dixon of W.Va., Cathy Minch of Ny., Troy "Guy" Simpson of Forest, Oh., Sara Blankenship of Mn.; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, 14 step-grandchildren; three sisters, Betty (Bob) Knaul of Marion, Oh., Ginny Simpkins of Marion, Oh., Mary Borders of Marion, Oh.; half sister, Kathy Estep of Maion, Oh.; half brother, Jim Simpkins of Portsmouth, Oh.; nieces, nephews and lots of friends.

He was preceded in death by his daughter and a garndchild.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 27, 2013 @ 3 PM at the Boyd-Born Funeral Home with Elder James Curry officiating. Visitation for friends and family will be Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 2-3 PM at the funeral home.

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Published in the Marion Star on July 24, 2013