Joseph Daniel Himm, better known as Joe, age 84 of West Jefferson, died Thursday, June 11, 2020 at his home. Mr. Himm was born in Plains, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, July 2, 1935 to the late Joseph and Edith Price Himm. Mr. Himm played baseball for the Mount Vernon Majors at Mount Vernon High School where he also served as Student Body President. He loved sports especially the Washington Redskins and watching them on television. Joe served in the US Army National Guard earning the rank of Staff Sargeant, he also retired in 1977 from his banking career at First Virginia Bank. Later he and Polly owned and operated The Blossom Shop, two florist in Virginia before moving to Ashe County. Most recently a member of Jefferson United Methodist Church, Joe was also very active in all of the churches in the different areas that he and Polly lived by serving as Sunday School Superintendent, finance committee chair and usher. Joe will always be remembered as a person everyone liked, he never had a harsh word to say toward anyone. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his daughter and granddaughters.
Mr. Himm is survived by his wife, Polly Bennett Himm, one daughter, Angela Dawn Wolfenberger and husband, Mark of Hawaii, one sister, Shirley Watson of Alexandria, Virginia, five granddaughters, Abigail, Madeleine, India, Aithne and Lilianne, one niece, Eileen Fraedrich and husband Ed, and one nephew, Jimmy Watson also survive.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Badger Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. David Lawrence and Rev. Dan Hess. Burial will follow in the West Jefferson City Cemetery.
The body will lie in state Monday evening from 5:00-7:00 pm at Badger Funeral Home.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Jefferson United Methodist Church, PO Box 236, Jefferson, NC 28640.
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