Benny Sims
July 29, 1948  -  September 18, 2018

Benny Sims

Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home
508 Faust Avenue
Ozark, AL  36360
Thursday, September 20, 2018
4:30 until 7:00 P.M.
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Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home Chapel
508 Faust Avenue
Ozark, AK  36360
Friday, September 21, 2018
10:00 A.M.
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HEADLAND…. Mr. Benny Sims, a resident of County Road 3, Headland, died Tuesday morning, September 18, 2018 at his home. He was 70.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, September 21, 2018 in the Earl Bankston Memorial Chapel with Pastor Scotty Scott and Pastor Jason Miller officiating. Eulogies will be given by Reid Dove and Brian Lindsey.

Derek L. Wright and Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends from 4:30 until 7:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home in Ozark. At other times, the family will be at the family residence in Headland.

Mr. Sims, son of the late Paul Frank Sims and Jeanette Carlile Sims, was a native and lifelong resident of Headland. He served on the Board of Directors for Dothan Southern League for over twenty-five years, coached baseball, softball, football, and basketball. Mr. Sims served as an umpire for the 1996 Little League World Series in Dothan and was Umpire in Chief for District 6, State of Alabama. He was employed with AAA Cooper Transportation for fifty-two years as a rate analyst. Mr. Sims was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Grimes. He was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Cassie Malllory.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Sue White Sims, Headland; two daughters, Sandie Sims Rigsby (Tim), Headland and Jeanie Sims Barbour (Charles), Midland City; two sons, Gene Sims and J.P. Sims, both of Headland; two brothers, Wayne Sims (Paula), Birmingham and Charles Sims (Sheila), Cowarts; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Serving as active pallbearers will be his grandsons.







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  1. Robert and Dianne Outlaw
    Conyers, GA

    Sue and family,
    We are very sorry for your loss. Benny's passing is a great loss for a lot of people. Benny was a friend to all and loved by many. Benny, Rest In Peace my friend until we meet again.

  2. CINDY JORDAN
    Headland, AL

    PRAYERS FOR THE FAMILY! HE WAS SUCH A SWEET MAN, AND ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON HIS FACE, WHEN WE SEEN HIM AT THE BALL PARK!! YOU WILL SURELY BE MISSED!! LOVE THE JORDAN'S!!!!

  3. Charles Ash
    Midland City, AL

    My condolences and prayers to this family during this troubling time. Mr. Benny was a very humble and loving man. He was always about the kids and teaching them the correct way with sportsmanship, class, and having fun playing the game of choice that you love. He will greatly be missed but never forgotten. It was my honor and privilege to have known such a great man. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. May GOD wrap his arms around the family and continue to comfort them and bless you all is my prayer.

  4. Allison Moore
    Brentwood, TN

    Benny was the best. He was kind and generous. I enjoyed working with him. He will be so missed by so many. Prayers for the Sims family. Rest well, my friend.

  5. Mike and Dale Lisenby Deese
    Headland, AL

    We are sorry for the passing of Benny. We have known him and his family for many years. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Tenille Deese and Lexi Davis
    Headland, AL

    We wanted to let the family know we are sorry for Mr. Benny's passing. We are praying for you. He will be greatly missed.

  7. Danny & Chasity Odom
    Webb, AL

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Mr. Benny was a one of a kind person. He was one of the most kind hearted people I have ever met. No matter where we would see him he would always have the biggest smile on his face and would greet us with the warmest hugs! He will never be forgotten! We will miss you Mr. Benny!

  8. Sarah Dallas Cox
    Culpeper, VA

    Prayers for family and friends. Was good to see Benny in July at class of 66 get together in Headland. We shared many years of school together. He was a good friend back then.

  9. Jere and Judy Jochen & family
    Ozark, AL

    Our sincere condolences to the family. We pray that God’s peace and comfort will embrace you all in the days ahead!

  10. David Holladay
    Oneonta, AL

    Benny was a true gentleman and an inspiration for many. His dedication to the youth of our state through his work with Dixie Youth Baseball will be missed tremendously. I am very privileged to have shared a bit of his compassion and love for life. I look forward to meeting him again.

  11. Sabra Parker Branch
    Midland City, AL

    So sorry to hear about Bennie. He will be missed; always supported young people in our community. Need more like him and Ms. Sue. Prayers for comfort and peace during this difficult time. We will meet him again.

  12. Sonya Knowles
    Ashford, AL

    Sue and family I am so sorry to hear about Benny! He loved you and his kids very much! He was a great friend who would do anything to help someone in need. I was so blessed to call him a friend. He will be dearly missed by all!

  13. Henry Ivey
    Dothan, AL

    I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss Coach Benny. He was one of my favorites and a great person. I will keep your family in my prayers. Henry

  14. Bruce Joiner
    Dothan, AL

    So sorry for the families loss. He was such a great man. We had some great times at at Eastgate and Wiregrass Park.

  15. JULIAN JOYNER
    dothan, AL

    Bennie and family were great lifetime friends like my self he liked to hunt,fish,play ball! !! Super great person RIP my friend!!!

  16. JULIAN JOYNER
    dothan, AL

    Bennie and family were great lifetime friends like my self he liked to hunt,fish,play ball!!! Super great person RIP my friend!!!

  17. Randi Lewis
    Dothan, AL

    Sorry for your loss. Mr. Benny will be missed.

  18. Amy Greene
    Charlotte, NC

    Benny will be greatly missed. He was a wonderful person, friend and co-worker. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and I pray that God will grant them the comfort that only He can provide. Rest in peace BSims.

  19. Dawn Spivey
    Darlington, SC

    Mrs. Sue, JP and the entire family my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Prayers for peace and comfort.

  20. Amy Crawford
    Midland City, AL

    Praying for your family. ..

  21. Royce Morrow
    Newtonwworked with, AL

    Worked with Benny and I am glad for knowing him he will be missed will be in prayer for the family

  22. April Diehl
    Newton, AL

    My thoughts, love and prayers are with y'all during this time.

  23. CAROL SMITH
    DOTHAN, AL

    SUE YOU AND THE FAMILY ARE IN MY PRAYERS. BENNY WILL BE MISSED BY ALOT OF PEOPLE. EVERYONE LOVE BENNY VERY MUCH.

  24. Stephanie Stevens
    Midland City, AL

    Many prayers to you Jeanie and family during this time... I know all too well the heartache you are experiencing. Lifting you up during this time... Love, Stephanie

  25. Bob, linda, cheryl aman. Brenda, megan, dylan deese
    Midland city and newville, AL

    Sorry for you loss . you are in our thought and prayers

  26. Bob, linda, cheryl aman. Brenda, megan, dylan deese
    Midland city and newville, AL

    Sorry for you loss . you are in our thought and prayers

  27. DARLENE HOBBS
    DOTHAN, AL

    PEACE AND PRAYERS FOR THE FAMILY. BENNY WILL BE MISSED BY MANY.

  28. DARLENE HOBBS
    DOTHAN, AL

  29. Joe Ard
    Headland, AL

    Mr. Benny will be truly missed by us all. The Ard family have y'all in our prayers. We love y'all

  30. Debbie railey
    Ashford. Oxford al, AL

    I just wont this special familythat your in my thoughts and prayers. Mr benny's was a true friend the kind of man that went the extra mile.. put everyone before him... so many nites my kids and me spent at ball park with him. They were such loving meriores I'll treasure forever......

  31. Sylvia Stanford Dismukes
    Dothan, AL

    Sorry for your loss and prayers for the family.

  32. Nita Folger
    Headland, AL

    Prayers for the family he will be missed by all

  33. melba and ted yeomans
    midland city, AL

    so sorry for each of you as you try to go on with your lives after his passing from one life to another,we allways looked forward each year to him bringing fresh peanutes.lpve for the family.

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