Noland F. Simpkins

Noland F. Simpkins

1925-2020Simpkins, Noland

Noland F. Simpkins, 95, went home to his heavenly father on June 4, 2020, born in St. Louis, attended Stratford High School. He served in the Army Air Force from 1943 to 1945 in the Philippines and Japan. He met his wife, Hazel D. (Skelly) in Stratford, OK and they married in Pauls Valley, OK on Jan. 29, 1947. He drove a truck for (Allied Foods) Humpty Dumpty out of OKC for 37 yrs. He was a member of the Masonic Temple. He has been a member of FBC Edmond since 1996. He was always hard working, working long hours wanting better for his family. He loved driving his truck, his family, being a craftsman, and gardening. As a child he was nicknamed “Buddy” and also loved to give other people nicknames. He loved teasing his grandkids and great grandkids. His hobbies included drawing, woodcarving, and fishing. He was honored to meet Sen. James Lankford while touring the WW II memorial on an Oklahoma Honor Flight in 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, 6 siblings including his twin brother, Roland, at age 9 and his son Scott. Survivors are his wife, Hazel of 73 yrs, Edmond; daughter, Donna and husband Don Parker, Edmond; granddaughters, Dana Jones, Shawnee, OK; Julie Simpkins, OK; Carrie and husband Everett McGovern, OKC; grandsons, Dustin and wife Beth Parker Edmond, Jason Simpkins, OKC; great grandchildren McGregor and wife Becca Jones, Houston, TX; Maycee Jones, Memphis, TN, and Malley Jones, Stillwater, OK; Lance and Scott McGovern, OKC. Paisley Simpkins, Chickasha; Nolan and Carly Parker, Edmond. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 5 from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Services will be held at Matthews Funeral Home on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Gardens OKC. Memorials can be made to Homebound Ministry, EFBC.

We will be live streaming this service in an effort to accommodate those people that wish to attend but feel they should not due to the health environment.  To watch the service CLICK HERE to go to our YouTube page.  Then click on ‘Videos’ then ‘Live Streams’.

3 thoughts on “Noland F. Simpkins”

  1. Bette Jo Daniel

    Hazel, Donna, Don and the rest of the family:
    Wish I could have attended the service with you, but I did get to see it live streamed.
    Lots of memories of years gone by and that’s what I will keep of Noland.
    God bless all of you.

  2. Dick Green

    Hazel & Donna,

    We were not there in person but were able to attend Noland’s service by internet. The video clip even took me back to my childhood days. Early in the clip is a photo of Noland, Hazel, Donna & Scott taken in about 1954 or1955 sitting on a brick and stone sidewall. You came to McAlester. for Thanksgiving or Christmas can’t recall which, when we lived on Grand Avenue across the street from Safeway where Mom worked.

    Our regards to both of you and your families,
    Dick & Barbara Green

  3. Darlene Kesler

    I am sorry that Ray and I could not attend the service for uncle Noland but I got to watch the service that was streamed.

    I remember all the good times I had coming to stay with you all and will
    always cherish those memories. Uncle Noland was a man of few words bit he was my favorite

    God bless you aunt Hazel and Donna and all of the other family members.

    Love always
    Raymond and Darlene Kesler

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