Joseph E. Himes
Gricoski Funeral Home
48 North Broad Mt. Avenue
Frackville, PA

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.

Published by Republican & Herald on Dec. 7, 2021.
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Elmer Himes
December 8, 2021
I was so sad to hear about Uncle Joe's passing. Everyone I looked at him was like looking at my own dad except for the nose. They used to go back and forth staying that one was better looking than the other one, which I thought was hysterical!! I teased my dad saying they acted like caddy little girls!! They're all together now. Love to everyone and we are sending prayers your way.
Krissy Himes
December 8, 2021
I'm deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Uncle Joe. He was the last brother remaining out of the 11 children. He was the spitting image of my father, his late brother, Elmer, and they had such similar demeanors and personalities and love for their families. I am positive his wife, children, and grandchildren will miss him greatly.
Courtney Himes
December 8, 2021
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