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James Harry Simpkins, Jr.

December 10, 1946 March 2, 2018
James Harry Simpkins, Jr.
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Obituary for James Harry Simpkins, Jr.

James Harry Simpkins, Jr., 71, of Bridgewater, passed away Friday, March 2, 2018 at his home.

He was born in Mt. Holly, NJ on December 10, 1946, and was a son of the late Harry and Edna (Davis) Simpkins.

Jim graduated from Pensberry High School and served his country in the US Army. He was a retired millwright and had workded at US Steel and Ciro Metals. He enjoyed sports, fishing, gardening and was involved in the Parkinson's Group in Harrisonburg. He was a great family man and neighbor to all.

On August 2, 1969 he was united in marriage to Joanne Miriam (Fajfar) Simpkins.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons Jim and wife Caryn, of McGaheysville and Justin and wife Carrie, of Richmond; two sisters, Dottie and Patty and a brother, Rick. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Olivia, Kate, Cole, Audrey and Kylie.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson's Support Group, c/o Sentara RMH Medical Center, 2010 Health Campus Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

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Memorial Contribution

Parkinson's Support Group

c/o Sentara RMH Medical Center
2010 Health Campus Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

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