Benjamin Sims, a former Rockaway resident, died June 6.
Sims was born in Newberry, South Carolina on October 28, 1941. He served in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1966 and received an honorable discharge. He was a former employee with Hygrade Chrome and Plating. Sims moved from Far Rockaway in 1972.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Ruby Sims; daughters, Anne Meadows and Shanika Sims; brother, Sammie; sisters, Alice Myers, Catherine Duncan, Mary Ingram, Bessie Griffin, Ella Jones, Stella Tucker, and Cornelia Sims; eight brothers-in-law; three sisters-in-law; eight grandchildren; and many other family members and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Jeremiah C. Gaffney Funeral Home, with visitation at Gaffney's Friendship Chapel.