Samuel Newton Himes Class 1948

Branch of service U S Army 2nd Infantry Divn., 72nd Tank Battalion
Entered service
Born Oct 22, 1930
Died Sep 11, 2009
Buried Brownsville Cemetery, Brownsville, MD


Purple Heart Korean Service


Mr. Samuel Newton Himes
As originally published on Sunday, September 13, 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 railroad terminal then the B&O and CSX Railroad in Brunswick 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 . He was a life member of the VFW, the American Legion and the NRA.

     He leaves behind a wife of 58 years, Evelyn Reynolds Himes. He is also survived by three children, Samuel Himes Jr. and wife, Kim, of Martinsburg, W.Va., Marty Himes and wife, Earlene, of Knoxville, and Deena Wisner, also of Knoxville; 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.

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

     Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Ave. , Brunswick . Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church , 3346 Gapland Road , Rohrersville. Pastor Wendell McClellan will officiate. Interment will follow in Brownsville Cemetery