Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home

703 East Main Street, Ravenna, OH


Everett Lee Himes

August 5, 1949March 13, 2020

Everett L. “Butch” Himes, 70 Ravenna

The Cleveland Indians have lost their biggest fan. Known as Butch to friends and family, Everett Lee Himes passed away on March 13, 2020 following several years of declining health.

Everett was born and raised in Edinburg, Ohio, and spent nearly all of his life in Portage County. He was the second of four sons born to Harrold and Janette Himes, and he was a graduate of Southeast High School. Following high school, he attended diesel mechanic college in Nashville, TN, and became a certified diesel technician. He spent his working career as a diesel mechanic for Kroger, Anchor Freight, and other well-known freight and trucking companies.

Far and away, his biggest hobby was rooting for the Cleveland Indians. He never missed a game on TV or radio, read every article about them, and kept up with their minor league players as well.

Known for his friendly nature and generosity, Everett will be deeply missed. He is survived by brothers Donald, Alan, and Stan Himes; his aunt, Betty Campbell; his uncle, Robert Schweizer; his aunt, Phoebe Prochaska; his aunt Darlene Pettigrew; as well as many cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Harrold and Janette Himes; uncles Leon Campbell, Frank Pettigrew and Joseph Prochaska; and his aunt Martha Schweizer.

Friends will be received at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna, on Friday, March 20, 2020 from 11:00am until the memorial service, officiated by Pastor Tim Paroz, beginning at 12:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the American Diabetes Association may be made in Everett’s name.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com.


  • Visitation Friday, March 20, 2020
  • Memorial Service Friday, March 20, 2020


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Uncle Bob Schweizer

March 19, 2020

Butch, I always admired your sense of humor and your smile. And you always had an opinion about almost anything and were very willing to share that opinion. With that sense of humor in mind, please say hello to Aunt Mart for me while you are in heaven and I am sure the rules there will let you continue to cheer for the Nationals and the Redskins:)
Additionally, you really didn't have to leave this world with quite the bang that you did. The world is at a standstill and everyone is watching the news on TV and reading the paper - who but Butch could manage something like that?
On a serious note. You will be missed, you were always a good, kind, responsible and caring man. It is my privilege to have had you as a nephew.
U. Bob