Simpkins, John D., Jr. , - 75, of Palermo, passed away on October 20, 2018 at Penn Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Simpkins was born in Philadelphia, PA and had been a Palermo, NJ resident for 30 years. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Cherry Hill, NJ; Second Cape May Baptist Church in Marmora, NJ; and Ocean City Baptist church, Ocean City, NJ where he served as Head Usher. He most recently attended Greentree Church in Egg Harbor Twp. Mr. Simpkins was Past President of Shore Acres Home Owners Association, was a volunteer dog walker at Beacon Animal Rescue. Surviving are his wife, Leah Simpkins (nee Salvatore) of Palermo, NJ; a sister, Ellen Todd (Clifford) of Lewes, DE; a brother, Robert Simpkins (Cindy) of Statesville, NC; loving Aunt, Ida Wooler (Ray) of Lancaster, PA; sister-in-law Dianna Donat (Stephen) of Ticonderoga, NY; brother-in-law Louis Salvatore (Jeanette) of Tabernacle, NJ; brother-in-law Ronald Salvatore (Darlyn) of Elmer, NJ; brother-in-law Daniel Salvatore (Marcy) of Denville, NJ; 15 nieces and nephews, dear friends from his 'small group', dear friends Jim and Dorothy Schmidt of Lancaster, PA. and Judy and Gil Dale, Egg Harbor Twp, NJ; his sweet kitty, Millie, and his friends at the Upper Twp. Senior Center. He was predeceased by his brother, Kenneth (Isabelle) of Texas. A Service of Memory and Love will be offered Friday, November 9, at 11 o'clock in the morning at Second Cape May Baptist Church, 600 South Shore Road., Palermo, NJ. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to Beacon Animal Rescue, 701 Butter Road, Palermo, NJ 08230 . For condolences to the family, visit

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