John Charles Himes, 74

John Charles Himes, 74, Brookville, died Friday, June 22, 2012, at home.

He was born May 5, 1938, in Brookville, a son of the late Charles and Ida (Sisco) Himes.

May 14, 1988, he married Millie Knisley, who survives.

Mr. Himes was a retired truck driver for Ti-Brook.

He was a member of the Centerhill Church and the U.S. Army Reserves.

In addition to spending time with his family, Mr. Himes enjoyed farming, tractors, gardening, working with his hands, hunting, playing pinochle and helping people.

He was also a member of the Knox Dale Rod and Gun Club.

In addition to his wife, surviving relatives include four children, Michael Hardenburg, Angie Snyder and husband David Sr., Wendy Merrill and husband Ralph of Beaufort, N.C., and Stephani Dierking and husband Randy of Jacksonville, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Kelly and Gavin Huntsberry, Tony Polatty and Avery, Preston Graham and Ainsley Dierking.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers; Robert and Keith Himes; and a sister, Hazel Ripley.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Brenda D. Shumaker Funeral Home Inc., Brookville, and from 10 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Centerhill Church.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Centerhill Church with Pastor Guy Femlee officiating.

Interment will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Himes’ memory to the Centerhill Church.

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