|Death: ||Feb. 18, 2012|
Cecil E. Simpkins, age 90, Feb. 18, 2012 at South Shore Hospital. Husband of the late Helen (Evans). Loving father of Ronald W. Simpkins of Plymouth, Richard D. Simpkins of Braintree, Sandra C. Simpkins of Brockton, and Scott Simpkins of Cincinnati, OH. Brother of Bob Simpkins of IN. and Lois Justice of Ok. Also survived by 6 grandchildren and 2 great- grandchildren. He worked for many years as Chief Court officer in the Quincy Court System retiring in 1981, Cecil was also a Weymouth Police Officer for 7 years, and had lived in Weymouth for over 70 years. He was a member of The American Legion Post #79 in Weymouth, and the American Experimental Aircraft Assn. Cecil was an honorary member of the Ojibwe Indian Tribe; and his Indian name was Red Cloud, He was a member of the Preservation of Indian Culture Assn. Cecil served his country proudly in the U.S. Marines and was very active in many Masonic lodges including Chaplain for Delta Lodge Braintree, a member of Pheonix Lodge in Hanover, and the Kilwinning Club. He was Chaplain for the Lodge of Instruction for the 8th Masonic District and a member of several other Lodges, and also a member of Old South Union Congregational Church. Funeral Service will be held at the C.C. Shepherd Funeral Home, 134 Pleasant St. (Columbian Sq.) South Weymouth, on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m. Visiting hours on Tuesday from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. Relatives and friends invited. Internment will be private in Lakeview Cemetery Weymouth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Cecils memory to the Shriners Hospital for Children 51 Blossom St. Boston MA. 02114. If you would like to leave a message for the Simpkins family, please go to www.ccshepherd.com.
Published in The Patriot Ledger on February 20, 2012
Created by: Carol Bestick
Record added: Feb 20, 2012
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