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JOSEPH R. SIMKINS, UNITED STATES NAVY (Ret.)

Joseph Simkins, Senior Chief United States Navy (Retired), 69, of Beaufort, South Carolina and husband of Cheri Grabenbauer Simkins, died Monday, June 29, 2020, at his residence.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M., Monday, July 6, 2020, at Copeland Funeral Service – One Copeland Drive, Beaufort.

A funeral service will be held 9:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at Copeland Funeral Service Chapel.
Burial will follow at Beaufort National Cemetery with United States Navy Honors.

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  1. JOSEPH R. SIMKINS SR. says:

    YOU ARE A FINE MAN, YOU WON THE RESPECT AND LOVE FROM YOUR WIFE, YOURS SONS, AND THEIR FAMILIES. SENIOR CHIEF SIMKINS, YOU WILL BE MISSED.

    HUGS TO ALL THE FAMILY.

  2. diane baker says:

    Cheri, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband Joe. Sending you love and prayers and huge hugs

  3. Gail Bliffen (Zimmerman) says:

    May you all find comfort in the memories made. Our last visit together is now even more special. I will miss you forever my cousin, but most of all, my friend. Love, Gail

  4. JOSEPH R. SIMKINS SR says:

    Senior Chief, Number One Son-
    I have been proud to be your dad. You were a headache at times, but you were a fine man. Two fine careers that you left with pride. Smooth sailing
    Dad

  5. Mary Collins says:

    Cheri, I was so sad to hear of Joe’s passing. You had so many wonderful adventures together to give you many happy memories. My sincere sympathy.

  6. George Chaplin says:

    To a fellow shipmate. We knew each other in high school. Yes we bump heads. Saw each other while serving as a Corpsman with the Marines. Thank you for your service shipmate. Chief Chaplin

  7. David Simkins says:

    Rest easy Pop, we have the watch! Your presence will forever be felt. I love you and and miss you more than you can imagine. I will continue to talk to you when i need some advice or simply want to hear your voice!

  8. James Bollack says:

    Cheri,
    I Am So Very Sorry for your loss.
    I loved Joe like a brother and was heartbroken that I just found out about his passing today.
    He was one of the most honest men I’ve ever known and a great friend all these years.
    My Thoughts and Prayers to you and the rest of the family.
    If I can ever do anything for you, please don’t hesitate to let me know.
    Jimmy, Bollack

  9. Mickey Collins says:

    So, so sorry to hear this news. Joe and I had great fun in all our Jr high and high school classes that we shred. Prayers for you and your family. He will be missed

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