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Tolbert Ira Simpkins Sr. 1922 - 1983

Tolbert Ira Simpkins Sr of Jolo, McDowell County, West Virginia 24850 was born on April 12, 1922 in Logan County, West Virginia United States, and died at age 60 years old on February 6, 1983 in Jolo, McDowell County, West Virginia 24873, United States. Tolbert Simpkins was buried at Mullins Cemetery on Crane Ridge in Avondale, McDowell County, West Virginia 24879, United States.
Tolbert Ira Simpkins Sr
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Jolo, McDowell County, West Virginia 24850
April 12, 1922
Logan County, West Virginia, United States
February 6, 1983
Jolo, McDowell County, West Virginia, 24873, United States
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Tolbert Ira Simpkins Sr's History: 1922 - 1983

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  • Introduction

    Tolbert Ira Simpkins was born on April 12, 1922 in Logan County, West Virginia, USA to parents Henry John Mounts Simpkins (1885-1954) and Arminta "Minnie" Ellis (1886-1951). He had siblings Lydia (Simpkins) Collins (1908-1961), Arnold Henry Simpkins (1910-1981), Martha Simpkins (1912-1988), Garland G Simpkins (1914-1996), Bayk Simpkins (1919-), Boyd Harding Simpkins (1919-1952), Harry Simpkins (1925-1994), and Cebert Martin Simpkins (1928-1967). At the time of his registration for the draft on June 30, 1942, in Jolo, McDowell, West Virginia, Tolbert Simpkins was 20 years old and listed himself as the head of the household. He was employed by W H Hatfield and resided in Jolo, West Virginia. He enlisted in the United States Army on November 4, 1942, in Huntington, West Virginia. At the time of his enlistment, he was a citizen and single without dependents. Tolbert was a WWll veteran and served as a Private First Class in the US Army. In civilian life, he worked as a coal miner. On September 28, 1951 he married Audrey Francis Blevins (1939–2015) in Dickenson, Virginia, USA. They had seven children; four boys including Michael Dean and Andy Ray as well as three girls. He was a quiet man in general who liked to fish and listen to bluegrass music.
  • 04/12
    1922

    Birthday

    April 12, 1922
    Birthdate
    Logan County, West Virginia United States
    Birthplace
  • Ethnicity & Family History

    He was white. His father Henry was born on March 14, 1885 in Welch, McDowell, West Virginia, USA. His mother was born on December 25, 1886 in Christian West Virginia. His parents were married on January 1, 1906 in Logan County, West Virginia, USA.
  • Nationality & Locations

    Tolbert was born in Logan County, West Virginia, USA and grew up in Triadelphia, Logan, West Virginia and Sandy River, McDowell, West Virginia. He later lived in a small community called Threeforks ,West Virginia.
  • Early Life & Education

    Dad never finished school , He raised a family and worked hard to provide for them .He was a loving father .
  • Religious Beliefs

    Dad believed in God πŸ™.
  • Military Service

    At the time of his registration for the draft on June 30, 1942, in Jolo, McDowell, West Virginia, Tolbert Simpkins was 20 years old and listed himself as the head of the household. He was employed by W H Hatfield and resided in Jolo, West Virginia. Simpkins was 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighed 130 pounds. He had a light complexion, red hair, and blue eyes. His next of kin was listed as Minnie Simpkins. Simpkins was assigned a service number of 35638388. He enlisted in the United States Army on November 4, 1942, in Huntington, West Virginia. At the time of his enlistment, he was a citizen and single without dependents. He had completed grammar school and was employed in an unskilled sawmill occupation, n.e.c. Simpkins enlisted in the Selectees (enlisted men) branch, and his records indicate that he was assigned to the Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA component. This meant that he had not yet been assigned to a specific branch of the military. Tolbert was a WWll veteran. He served as a Private First Class in the US Army.
  • Professional Career

    Dad was an Army veteran of WWll and also worked as a coal miner.
  • Personal Life & Family

    Tolbert loved to fish and listen to bluegrass music. At the time of his passing he still had one Son in high school IRA R. Simpkins .
  • 02/6
    1983

    Death

    February 6, 1983
    Death date
    Unknown
    Cause of death
    Jolo, McDowell County, West Virginia 24873, United States
    Death location
  • Gravesite & Burial

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    Funeral date
    Mullins Cemetery on Crane Ridge in Avondale, McDowell County, West Virginia 24879, United States
    Burial location
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Missing my Dad.
Dad another year since Good called you to your heavenly home, πŸ˜”it hasn’t been easy to carry on , you are happy, healed , the pain you suffered is gone! We miss you Dad but we love you until we see you again in the sweet by and by , your baby girl DebbyπŸ’™πŸ’”πŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉ.
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Tolbert Ira Simpkins Sr.
Dad playing solitaire, just one of his favorite things to do,as well as fishing … l love you Daddy πŸ’™πŸ˜”πŸŒΉ. In memory of our Dad ! πŸ™
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This is a photo of Tolbert Ira Simpkins Sr. and Audrey Simpkins added by Delilah Jones on March 23, 2020.
People in photo include: Audrey Simpkins
Date & Place: Not specified or unknown.
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This is a picture of my parents after the birth of their first child Joetta Simpkins Jones .
My parents Audrey Simpkins and my Dad Tolbert Simpkins.
Dad was a loving but gentle soul , but took nothing from anyone !
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