Samuel Newton Himes

September 13, 2009

OCT. 22, 1930-SEPT. 11, 2009

Mr. Samuel Newton Himes, born Oct. 22, 1930, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday, Sept. 11, 2009.

Sam worked at the Washington, D.C., railroad terminal, then the B&O and CSX Railroad in Brunswick, Md., as an electrician for 44 years.

He served in the U.S. Army with the 2nd Infantry Division, 72nd Tank Battalion, during the Korean War, where he was awarded the Purple Heart.


He attended Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Rohrersville, Md.

He was a life member of the VFW, the American Legion and the National Rifle Association.

He leaves behind a wife of 58 years, Evelyn Reynolds Himes; three children, Samuel Himes Jr. and wife, Kim, of Martinsburg, W.Va., Marty Himes and wife, Earlene, of Knoxville, Md., and Deena Wisner, also of Knoxville; six grandchildren, Bruce Himes and wife, Karen, Dan Wisner, Derek Wisner, Dean Wisner, Darby Wisner (all four of the Wisner grandchildren are currently serving in the U.S. Army) and Samuel Himes III; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Williamson of Middletown, Md.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Newton Clay and Lauretta Himes; one sister, Estella Appleby; and one granddaughter, Michele Himes.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 3346 Gapland Road, Rohrersville. Pastor Wendell McClellan will officiate. Interment will follow in Brownsville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick.

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