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Carl Eugene Himes, 87, Englewood, Ohio, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2012.
He was the son of the late Harry and Reba (Harriger) Himes.
For 64 years, he was married to Olive Ruth (Haywood) Himes, who preceded him in death.
He retired from Sohio with more than 35 years of service and later worked for 10 years with the Electrolert Company.
Mr. Himes was one of the founders of the former Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
He was a veteran of World War II, having proudly served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, flying more than 32 missions in a B-24 over Europe.
Mr. Himes will always be remembered for his caring nature and willingness to help anyone and for his love of gardening.
Surviving relatives include his children, Mary Ann Shepherd and husband Robert "Butch" Shepherd of Englewood, Ken Himes and wife Jolyn of Utah, Linda Roberts and husband Steve of Englewood, Janet Riesinger and husband Jim of Tipp City; his grandchildren, Adriane and husband Steve, Leah and husband Bill, Amber and husband Robert, Shayne and wife Meg, Michelle and husband Ben, Kevin and wife Megan, Jeromy and wife Jamie, Lauren and husband Ryan, and Kimberly; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Ann Smouse and husband Myron of Pennsylvania; two sisters-in-law Geraldine Himes of Dayton, and Sue Himes of Pennsylvania; nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and a special dog, Charlie.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by four brothers and sisters.
The family would like to express a special thank you to the nurses of Acclaim Hospice for the wonderful care given to Carl.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. today at the Kindred Funeral Home, Englewood.
A funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the funeral home with Lowell Garber officiating.
Interment will follow the service at Polk Grove Cemetery.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Smile Train.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.kindredfuneralhome.com.