Kenneth Charles “KC” Simpkiss III
Mar 05, 1959Jul 17, 2017
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Sat, August 12, 2017
12 : 30 PM – 12 : 00 AM
“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.
KC, you are one of the most precious persons I have ever met in my life. You will always be in my heart, my thoughts and prayers.Love you! â¤ï¸
Was shocked and saddened to learn of your passing through the UD Messenger…though I only knew you as a real cool and funny guy growing up in Newark, I do remember having a very candid and comical conversation with you in the Deer Park when you were considering joining the UD ROTC program. Since I had just completed the program and was moving on, I never knew of your service accomplishments in the U. S. Army. Congratulations on your achievements and my thoughts and prayers are with the rest of your family on this solemn occasion.