BEDA- Arrel Rowe Himes “Himie”, 88, passed away Wednesday May 16, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Hartford on June 18, 1929, son of the late Arrel and Lucille Felty Himes.
Himie was a member of Beulah Cumberland Presbyterian Church; Hartford Masonic Lodge; member of National Rifle Association, Honorable Kentucky Colonel, Veteran of US Army during Korean War, where he served as a Corpsman, worked for Rohr Aircraft, in San Diego, CA; KY Dept of Transportation, Environmentalist for Ohio County Health Dept; retired from Green River District Health Dept as a registered Sanitarian. He was a supporter of the Cromwell and Hartford Fire Dept.. He enjoyed nature and was an outdoorsman. He enjoyed visiting with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife Waltrude Tichenor Himes, daughter Theresa Ann Watkins and sister Elaine G. Crea.
Survivors include 2 sons; David Arrel Himes and Mark Steven Himes, daughter Shannon Jean Ashby(Kevin); 8 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and sister Carol Hoagland.
Funeral services will be 12:00 noon Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Bevil Bros. Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with Bro. Ryan Himes officiating. Fire Dept. members from Hartford and Cromwell will serve as pallbearers. Burial will follow in Beulah Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery in the Beda Community of Ohio County. Friends may visit with the family from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 9-12 Saturday at the funeral home.
Masonic services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday and the Ohio County Honor Guard will perform military rites .