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Kenneth Wayne “Pooh Bear” Simpers, Sr.

May 20, 1960 - January 12, 2020

           Kenneth Wayne “Pooh Bear” Simpers, Sr., age 59, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2020.

          Born in New Castle, DE on May 20, 1960, he was a son of the late Thomas and Marion L. (Latham) Simpers.  Kenny worked as a parts specialist with Delaware Auto Salvage for over 25 years. 

          A Harley Davidson enthusiast, he found joy in riding his bike.  Kenny was a member of Showtime Warriors and ABATE of Delaware.  He enjoyed wood-working, barbeque and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.  Kenny will always be remembered as a prankster with a great sense of humor.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joanna Lee (Hayes) Simpers; daughter, Angel Lee Simpers; and siblings, Pete Simpers and Dixie Lee Esposito.  Kenny is survived by his children, Beth M. Simpers, Kenneth W. Simpers II (Audrey), Kelly L. Simpers (JR), Nikkie L. Simpers (Dakota); brother, Thomas M. Simpers (Theresa); 13 grandchildren; god daughter, Ashley Harrison (Drew); aunt, Mildred Latham Weirsbicki; companion, Jeannetta Howell; and former son-in-law, Chris Bogia, Sr.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 12 noon on Monday, January 20, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720, where a funeral service will begin at 12 noon.  Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.  Bikers are encouraged to join in one last ride with Kenny.

          In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to assist with funeral expenses to Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home at the address listed above.

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18 Guestbook messages for Kenneth Wayne “Pooh Bear” Simpers, Sr.

  • Rest In Peace Uncle Kenny
    Love you we will miss you and our visit when you would just stop by to talk out dobbinsville

  • Rest easy my friend. Prayers to the family.

  • So sorry I knew Kenny from long ago and then from my daughter being friends with younger daughter nikie

  • I am so sorry for your loss , he was a great guy and will be missed by all . Considered family by many …🙏

  • You will be missed! Sorry to family and friends to hear of his passing. May he rest in peace in the arms of God.

  • Prayers for Simpers Family and Friends. RIP and Ride Free Kenny

  • You will be missed. You were always a fun guy to be around. Rest now

  • Sorry for your loss my prayers are with the family

  • RIP brother Kenny. You will be truly missed by all. We shared many rides and a special family. You were a great guy with a huge heart. Always fun to be around. I will miss you.. prayers and hugs for Netta and his family.

  • Rest in peace Kenney. God bless this family.

  • Many blessings to the family. May God be you in your time of sorrow.

  • So sad to see you leave so young. I will never forget my first conversation with you. When me and his eldest became friends are senior year in high school I called Me: can I talk to Beth Kenny: who is this – Me: Beth Kenny No who are who Me: Beth Kenny: I know who you want to talk to who the hell are you Me: Beth Kenny OMG girl I’m going to try this one more time who are you ME I am beth Kenny girl what did you smoke today? Me sir nothing today but I’m beth Wildrick and I want to talk to Beth Simpers what did you smoke today and he starts laughing his ass off and says Beth come get this phone I like this girl she got guts! Always made me laugh he will be missed.

  • Daddy I wish you didn’t have to go. I know you are looking down at us. I hope you dont hunt us. I love you so very much and I’m gonna miss you. Ride in Paradise

  • PRAYERS GOING OUT TO FAMILY . I KNEW KENNY FROM GOING TO DELAWARE AUTO SALVAGE WITH & FOR MY X HUSBAND , BRUCE MANGINI . RIP MY FRIEND !

  • Rest in peace brother you answered your last call.

  • Ride on the clear days always now, feel the warm air in your face and the bright sun on your back. Look down on your family and bro’s and guide them through this time of sadness. I’ll never forget the trip to Myrtle Beech we had a blast sharing that house. We’ll miss your ass! Big Mark

  • Kenny, you will be missed! Praying for peace, comfort and healing for Jeannetta and the family as y’all mourn his loss!

  • Sorry for your loss the Simpers family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.