Johnson County


T/Sgt. John M. Simpkins





Memorial Service at St. Mary's, Oxford, for Sgt. John Simpkins

Memorial services for Technical Sergeant John M. Simpkins, who died of wounds received in action at Okinawa April 13th, will be held at St. Mary's Catholic church at Oxford on Saturday morning, June 16, at 9:00 o'clock with the Rev. P.J. Ryan in charge.

Sgt. Simpkins, son of Mrs. Barbara Simpkins was born October 14, 1921, in Oxford and spent his entire life there until joining the army. His father, Clyde E. Simpkins, preceded him in death May 10, 1937.

Surviving are his mother of Oxford and one sister, Sgt. Rose Simpkins of Camp Atterbury, Indiana, a member of the WACS.

Source: Williamsburg Journal Tribune, June 14, 1945 p. 1

John M. Simpkins was born Oct. 14, 1921 to Clyde E. and Barbara E. Jiras Simpkins. He died Apr. 13, 1945 and is buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Oxford, IA.

Sgt. Simpkins served in World War II with the U.S. Army and died of wounds received in action in Saipan.