Died: December 14, 2014
HIMES, RICHARD H. - age 88, of Farragut passed away Sunday morning, December 14, 2014 at Parkwest Medical Center after a brief illness. Richard was a faithful member and former trustee of Concord United Methodist Church, serving on various administrative boards and building committees over the years. He was a loving and devoted husband and father. Richard was an Army veteran who served during World War II.
He is a 1944 graduate of Knoxville High School and a 1950 graduate of the University of Tennessee, with a degree in Civil Engineering. In 1955 Richard formed Batson and Himes, Engineers in partnership with John T. Batson. The firm is currently Batson, Himes, Norvell and Poe. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, playing bridge and especially flying his private airplane. Richard was a former commissioner of the First Utility District. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Bobbie Larew Himes; children and spouses, Susan Thomas and Darrell Thomas, Richard H. Himes Jr. and Janet Himes; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John E. Gaston and Jin Gaston; sister-in-law, Rena Himes and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 16th in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Gravesides services will immediately follow at Pleasant Forest Cemetery.