“KC Simpkiss, 58, died July 17, 2017, at his home in Locust Grove VA. KC grew up in Newark DE and Richmond VA. He was a prior enlisted Army soldier who retired as a Major, and served as a tank platoon leader in the Gulf War. KC was the sole combat developer responsible for the Army’s M7 Forward Repair System. He found his greatest purpose in helping others to see and reach their own potential. He was a devoted father, partner, and son, an enthusiast of military history, avid outdoorsman, cheese steak aficionado, and music lover. KC will be remembered for his kindness, generosity, strong presence, and his infectious laugh. He is survived by Bridget and their daughter Haley; Vicki and their son Garrett; four grandchildren Elijah, Serenity, Noah, and Elayna; mother Natalie, father Ken; sisters Royer (Rob) and Rebecca; Jo; and extended family and friends. A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond VA, Aug 12th at 12:30.