Kendall Scott Simpkins
Kendall Scott Simpkins
  • June 25, 1962 - June 17, 2017
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Kendall Scott Simpkins was born on June 25, 1962 to Miss Ella Grace West. He died at home on June 17, 2017 with the knowledge of knowing that he was loved and adored by his family and friends.

He attended Eisenhower Middle school and John Marshall High school, before graduating from Putnam City High school in 1980. For 3 1/2 years he studied at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee Oklahoma before accepting a position as a computer programmer with Nations bank in Oklahoma City.

As a young boy, he traveled the world with his family before returning to Oklahoma in the early 1970s. In 2000, he was hired as an Information Technology Manager at Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest City, Oklahoma. He later earned his bachelor's degree in Computer Science.

Kendall's career in the civil service spanned 17 years at Tinker Air Force Base where he served as an Information Technology Manager for Engineering Data. His expertise was repeatedly called upon to insert Product Lifecycle Management technology into modernizing computer systems. His keen ability to grasp technical and functional requirements made him a valuable asset to the ever changing agile maintenance environment.

A true sports fan, he loved Oklahoma University athletics.Boomer Sooner! He also participated in sporting activities, such as the Sooner State Softball league, and traveled across the country to participate in Darts tournaments. But his real passion was bowling. An avid bowler, Kendall was member of the Tuesday Twisters bowling league for over 20 yrs. As a member of International Gay Bowlers' Organization, he traveled around the world for bowling tournaments and served as one of the Tournament Directors of the OkClassic Bowling Tournament.

Kendall was a thoughtful, kind, and compassionate person who committed himself to charitable organizations and helping others. He was on the Executive Board of Other Options Incorporated where he served as Treasurer for 10yrs. He started a Chili Cook off Contest at the Hi-Lo Club to raise money to sponsor families for the Christmas Wish Program sponsored by Other Options. He also volunteered in fundraising activities for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

Kendall is survived by his father Willie C. Simpkins of Jacksonville Florida, his younger brother Lt. Col Glenn T. Simpkins, who is currently serving overseas in Europe with United States Army, and a host of family and friends that truly loved him.

Memorial Services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper with Inurnment to follow at Rose Hill Burial Park.

Arrangements under the direction of Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors, Oklahoma City, OK.