William J. “Ace” Himes, Jr. passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, Aug. 25, 2023. He was born on June 12, 1932, son of the late William and Grace (Lofland) Himes. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Elizabeth A. Himes and his sister, Isabelle Himes.

Bill graduated from Seaford High School in 1950. He was drafted into the Yankees minor league and was headed for spring training when a serious car accident ended his very bright career. Bill worked for Causeway Motors, however, in April 1952 he started working at the Dupont plant where he retired in April 1985. After retirement Bill and his beloved wife Libby enjoyed some traveling, but mostly he relished watching old cowboy movies and the Yankees on tv.

He was a member of the Church of Christ in Laurel. Bill was a terrific husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and a great friend to all.

Bill is survived by his daughters, Bobby Ann Fox (Dave) and Bonnie Griffith (Mike) of Seaford; his grandsons Tony Jewell (Melissa), Ty Mills, Matt Mills (Deena), Alex Jewell, Justin Jewell (Alex) all of Seaford; his great-grandchildren Trey Jewell (Kaitlyn) of Seaford, Anthony Jefferson and Michael Jewell of Bridgeville, Alaina Mills, Jalynn Jewell, Alivia Mills, Addison Mills, Alyse Mills and Jaxon Jewell all of Seaford; and a great-great-grandson, Tucker Jewell of Seaford; and his nephew Jack Barry (Elinor) of Seaford.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to his caregivers: Gail Johnson, Barry Green, Brinda Bailey, all the ladies from Jan’s Caring Hands and to Vitas Hospice.

A graveside service was held at Odd Fellow Cemetery in Seaford on Friday, Sept. 1.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Vitas Hospice, 30265 Commerce Dr., Unit 202, Millsboro, DE  19966.

Please visit Bill’s Life Memorial Webpage and sign his virtual guestbook at www.parsellfuneralhomes.com.