Joseph E. Himes, 65, of Frackville, passed away Saturday at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street, Pottsville, with his family by his side.
Born in Norristown, he was a son of the late Lillian B. Wagner Himes Adams; his father, Walter I. Himes and stepfather, Paul Adams Jr.
Joseph was a retired truck driver, having last worked for Penske Logistics, Pottsville, providing local deliveries. He previously worked for several trucking companies throughout his driving career.
He always had time for his family, supporting them and watching his grandchildren grow; he enjoyed all the activities they participated in.
In addition to his parents and stepfather, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Elmer and Robert Himes.
Joseph is survived by his wife of 45 years, Debra K. Baylor Himes, Frackville; children, Debra Chiplonia and husband, Ralph, Pottsville, Joseph Himes and wife, Jennifer, Kimberly Huban and husband, Patrick, Keisha Oakley and husband, Daniel, and Brad Himes, all of Frackville; grandchildren, Brittany Paul, Angel Himes, Colby Huban, Katelynn Himes, Emily Chiplonia, Bradlee Himes, Brayden Himes, Bentley Himes, Bayne Huben and Braxton Workman; great-grandson, Jace Huben; sisters, Lillian Kelly, Rosemary Himes, Esther Garcia, Clara Marie Rodriquez, Sarah Istenes, Karen Himes and Gloria Campos; many nieces and nephews.
Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Albert L. Gricoski Funeral Home, has charge of arrangements.