He married Dorothy (nee Turner) on July 30, 1971, and she lovingly survives. Also left to cherish his memory are his children, Jason (Danielle) Timms of Columbia Station, and Jessica Timms of Parma; grandchildren, Morgan and Andrew; brother, Richard (Dianne) Timms of Simi Valley, California; sister, Linda (Earl) Wayland of Boise, Idaho; and his “granddog”, Champ.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Gayle Matney.
An extremely hard worker and excellent provider, Ben was a spray painter for Repko Machine Co. for 38 years and worked as the custodian of Clague Road Church in North Olmsted for 31 years. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing, camping, woodworking, watching movies with his family, and had a great interest in antique Chevy cars. He will be fondly remembered for his selfless devotion to helping others, especially his family. Ben was a great husband, father, grandfather, and brother, and will be deeply missed.
Family and friends are invited to visit from 4 to 8 P.M. on Monday, September 17, 2012 in the Bogner Family Funeral Home, 36625 Center Ridge Rd., North Ridgeville. Private graveside services and burial will take place at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon.
Memorials are suggested to Clague Road Church, 3650 Clague Road, North Olmsted, OH 44070.