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Ronald "Ron" SimpkinsRonald "Ron" Simpkins, Sr. age 65, died suddenly on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at his residence.
Ron was born on October 13, 1946 in Delbarton, West Virginia, living most of his life in Lorain.
He was a 1966 graduate of Elyria High School. Ron was employed for 31 years as a technician at General Motors, retiring in 2006.
He was a member of Midway Baptist Church, Elyria. Ron enjoyed raising his cats.
He is survived by his wife of 13 years: Terese L. (nee Vancs), mother: Rose (nee Totten) Simpkins, of Elyria, step-daughter: Dana Reyes, of Lorain, step-son: Derek Fuller, of Parma, his children: Rhonda Bellville, of Oklahoma, Ron "Bub" Simpkins, of Grafton, Misty Barnes, of NC, Michael Simpkins, of Lorain, Edward Simpkins, of NC and 13 grandchildren, brother: Roger Simpkins, of Elyria and sister: Linda Manning, of Elyria.
He was preceded in death by his father: G.E. Simpkins in 1989.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 19, 2011 from 5-8 p.m. in the Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain, There will also be a visitation on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at 11:00 a.m. at Midway Baptist Church, 41822 Griswold Road, Elyria. Rev. Chuck Keesee, pastor will officiate.
DEC 19. 11:00 AM
Midway Baptist Church
41810 Griswold Road
Elyria, OH, US
Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. I think the promise found in Psalms 147:3 will bring you hope and comfort.
Barb & Tom Layton - December 28, 2011 at 11:30 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
May God open the doors wide to allow Ron to walk through. I pray for all. I love You all and God has him now to be free.
Billie Jo Friend - December 19, 2011 at 11:56 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Terri and Vancs Family, Was very sorry to hear of Ron's death, and Scarlet's also. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers...The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Love, Barb
Barbara Vanciu - December 18, 2011 at 07:40 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Terri and Extended Family, Please know that our entire family is saddened by Ron's death. You are and will e in our thoughts and prayers. Our Fomdest Regards to Your Family, Cindy Fuller and Family.
Lucinda Fuller - December 18, 2011 at 11:31 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Dear Grandpa Ron,I am going to miss you alot becuse you were the best grandpa in the whole world. I think you were the coolest grandpa. I will never forget you. I love you.
Savannah Vargovich - December 17, 2011 at 03:54 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Mom Terry & Family I am so sorry for your loss, What a kind and wonderful man he was, Ron (Dad) will be greatly missed.Please know you all will be in my thought's and prayers. Still With Much Love Tanya & Children
Tanya Carpenter- Fuller - December 17, 2011 at 11:20 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Rest in peace Grandpa Ron. I know I didnt say it much but I love you. You were, and forever will be, a great guy. You were there for me when I needed help with something. You were a big part of my life also. I miss you. You are in a better place now. I know you will watch over all of us until, we too, join you up there beyond the stars with the Father of Heaven and Earth. You are safe now. I love you Gradnpa Ron.
Anthony Nicol - December 16, 2011 at 09:11 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Deep sympathy goes out to you, Terry, and to your family. I pray you will find comfort in the memories of your happy years together. I am grateful I got to talk with you and Ron last Sunday. You are in my every thoughts.
Anna Mae Magnes - December 16, 2011 at 04:33 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Ron I love and miss you dearly. You were always a great father to me and a wonderful grandfather to my kids next to my own. The Lord called you home where he wanted you. You are missed, but we all know you are at peace.
Dana Reyes - December 16, 2011 at 02:37 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM