Robert Simpkins
Walter Funeral Home - Toledo
4653 Glendale Avenue
Toledo, OH

Robert "Bob" Wayne

Robert W. Simpkins, 64, of Toledo, Ohio went home to be with his Lord and Savior early Saturday morning, February 2, 2013.

Bob worked in the maintenance department at Alro Steel (formerly Art Iron) for 40 years. He was a veteran of the US Army, serving in Vietnam. Bob was a faithful member of Monclova Road Baptist Church, and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Bob was affectionately known to his grandchildren as "Papa."

Bob is survived by his wife of 40 years, Darlene; sons, Dave and Rob (Anitra) Simpkins; grandchildren, Ashlee, Kayla, Nate, Maddy and Neva; brother, Homer, and sisters, Linda, Carol, and Patty.

Friends may call at the Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Avenue, on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.

Contributions are requested to be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
Published by The Blade on Feb. 4, 2013.
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Bob was a quality person and is very much missed.
January 29, 2019
dave hahn
January 29, 2019
Bob was devoted to his family and church. He was a great neighbor, kind and helpful. He is missed by all who knew him.
January 29, 2019
Sorry to hear of Bob's passing, a real surprise to many of from his high school era. He was a special athlete and a rock of a personality. Warmest regards, thoughts and prayers for the whole family.
Alan Basting
February 9, 2013
so sorry to hear of bob's passing. i worked with him for many years at art iron. i would have been there but i'm in fl. for the winter. jerry blausey
February 7, 2013
so very sorry to hear of bob's passing. i worked with bob for many years at art iron. my sympathy to the family.
jerry blausey
February 7, 2013
So very sorry to hear about Bob. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. I have some great memories of Bob at MHS and will remember him with a smile on my face.
Scott Woodruff
February 5, 2013
Sorry for your loss ! Tom and Tish Boost
Tom Boost
February 5, 2013
Very sorry to hear about Bob. I always really enjoyed him in high school and as I don't live in Ohio anymore and have not kept in touch, it was a surprise to see Kathy's message. Prayers are with you and your family.
Peggie Waters (Sterner)
February 5, 2013
Sorry to hear about your loss. Went all through school with Bob, he was a great guy! You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Linda Piraino
February 5, 2013
It's many years since I was in high school with Bob but I still remember what a nice guy he was. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
Dave Hannes
February 5, 2013
prayers to all the family. Bob was a very special person to Seth.
Bev and Andy Heydinger
February 5, 2013
My heart goes out to you and your family, Darlene. I'm so thankful that the Lord's Presence, comfort, and strength are yours. And I'm thankful for the confidence you have that he is with the Lord. Certainly our Lord will be glorified as you celebrate Bob's life and faith. With my love and blessings...
Ellen Lemke
February 4, 2013
Darlene,Dave and Rob, thoughts and prayers during this time of loss. To echo Dave; "...our tears will be wiped away!"
Jeanne Cluff
February 4, 2013
My deepest sympathies are with you, Darlene, Dave, Rob and all your families. Time and distance keep me from being with you but my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Margaret Aton
February 4, 2013
You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Praising God that we know Bob is in heaven. You all meant so much to us.
Joyce and Gary Nave
February 4, 2013
Bob & I graduated together. I remember he was a very nice person that I enjoyed talking to. Your family is in my prayers.

Terry Harms Dobes
February 4, 2013
David and Darlene, your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Adler Family
Lee Adler
February 4, 2013
We were so very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. We are here for you if you should ever need us for anything. Your neighbors, Doug and Fran
February 4, 2013
Sending our love and sympathy. Sorry we cannot be there. We are on vacation. We wanted to see Homer and his sisters as it has been many years. Our prayers are with the entire family continually as they have been throughout Bob's illness.
Larry Neyhart
February 4, 2013
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
February 4, 2013
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