Mr. Sims proudly served in the United States Army during the Second World War from 1941 to 1945. Upon returning from the service he and his wife Mamie E. Sims and were married on September 3, 1947.
Robert worked the Local 157 Laborers Union in Schenectady for many years.
Mr. Sims was a devoted parishioner and active member of the Soul Saving Station for Every Nation Church in Saratoga Springs. He was also a member of the VFW #420 in Saratoga Springs.
Survivors include his wife Mamie of Saratoga Springs, 5 daughters; Jennie Daniels and her husband Charles of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Barbara Forde and her husband Gary of St. Louis, Missouri, Edwina Gray and her husband Joseph of San Antonio, Texas, Sharon Sims and Deena Oliver and her husband Orlando of Illinois, 13 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild, two sister in-laws, Cora Bass of Schenectady and Anna Harrell of Georgia, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is pre-deceased by a daughter Charlotte Sims, his mother Hazel McMichael and his grandmother Tempie Sims.
Home going services will be at the Soul Saving Station for Every Nation at 10:30 a.m. on Monday August 12. Family and friends may call from 9–10:30 a.m. prior to the services.
Burial will at 12:30 at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Saratoga, NY
Memorial donations can be made to the Soul Saving Station for Every Nation Church 62 Henry St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or Wesley Health Care Center 131 Lawrence St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Online remembrances can be made at www.tunisonfuneralhome.com.