Darrell “Brad” Hime

Memorial services for Darrell Bradley “Brad” Hime, 54 of Eudora will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary – Eudora Chapel.  He died at his home on August 31, 2011 due to a medical heart condition.

He was born March 24, 1957 in Fredonia, Kansas the son of Lawrence “Larry” D. Hime and Sharon Eaton-Yeahquo.

He graduated from Eudora High School in 1975 and attended the Salina Vocational School.  He worked for General Motors for 28 years.  He was a member of the UAW #31.  He recently received his welding certificate from Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City, MO. 

Brad enjoyed KU athletics, photography, traveling, cooking, and baking. He loved spending time with family and friends and especially loved to give to those he loved, gift giving was his love language. 

Survivors include two daughters, Brandi Hime, Eudora, KS; Jenny and her husband, Bill Sinkinson of Mandeville, LA; a son, Justin and his wife, Jennifer “Gi” Hime, Raleigh, NC; his mother, Sharon Eaton-Yeahquo, Linwood, KS; his step-mother, Jeanie Vangemeren, Lawrence, KS; three sisters, Sharlyn Fulks, Ottawa, KS; Leah Hime, Fredonia, KS; Debbie Hime, Bonner Springs, KS; step-brother, Grant Hardesty, Livermore, CA; four grandchildren whom he loved dearly, Camiryn and Elizabeth Sinkinson; Katie and Owen Hime; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will greet both family and friends an hour before the service at the mortuary.

The family suggests memorials in his name to the Brad Hime Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

17 Condolences

  1. Jerrod Schell on September 2, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Justin, Jenny, Brandi

    I am saddened to hear about the loss of your dad. Growing up as a kid I have many great memories on and off the baseball field of him. I will keep you’re family in my prayers as you face these tough days ahead.

    God Bless

  2. Holly Kracl on September 2, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    To all the family of this wonderful guy …. I have such fond memories of Brad and the fun we had in high school and later on the softball fields as adults. He will be truly missed. Just know that Bruce and I are praying for you.

  3. Machell Newport Biggs on September 2, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    I can not tell you how many wonderful times I spent with Brad and his 3 sisters. The Newport and the Hime families would go to Thomas Hill Lake in Mo and go camping together. Brad and my brother Terry were terrors when they were little. My Mom babysat for the Hime family. We played ball in the back yard when we lived in Tulsa and they live in Broken Arrow OK. Then we live behind each other in Slater, MO. Sharlyn, Leah, and Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to lose your brother. I am crying so hard I can barely see to type. I love you all so much.

  4. Ronni Rhodd Faircloth on September 2, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Justin, Jenny and Brandi-words just can’t express the sorrow I feel for you three right now. Your family is one of the first families I met way back when Justin and I were in the 1st grade. You by far, Justin, had the coolest parents. I would see your dad from time to time around town and he always had time to visit with me and I’m glad for those times. He truly will be missed by many. God bless you all.

  5. Jeanette Born on September 2, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Justin,Jenny and Brandi,
    My heart goes out to all and your families..I can’t even begin to know what you all are going through..Your Dad was a wonderful guy and friend he will be missed dearly.. His love was giving that is for sure..Please know that i will always cherish all the memories of him from school yrs til now..You had one great Dad..Thinking of you all.. Sincerely, Jeanette

  6. Mike Woodward on September 3, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Having moved to Eudora in 1982, Brad was one of the 1st friends I made.Played many years of softball and basketball with him. I have watched all of you kids grow up from infancy to adulthood. I have so many good memories of Brad, from going out and playing cards at the house to barbecue’s and even travelling to Indianapolis to watch our Jayhawks play Indiana. You all have been in my thoughts and prayers these past few days. Wish I could be there on Wednesday. Praying Jesus will comfort you and hold you in His arms.

  7. Grant Hardesty on September 3, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    I don’t look like him. In fact it was always fun to watch the reaction of people when I intrduced him as my brother. I don’t have any freckles. He had a couple. I am (well, was) scrawny, but for some reason, he still called me biggun’. I was the new kid and he already had kids. I was the victim of his father’s experience raising a son… and Brad was the one who said to me… “We ain’t step-nothin’!” Thanks, Brother.

  8. Lynn Wilson-Bruce on September 4, 2011 at 10:03 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you! Brad was a great guy and will be greatly missed!

  9. Aunt D (donna thoma) on September 5, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Brad was just a nice guy and nice guys are seldom forgotten.To Brad’s Family….May the Lord mighty God bless and keep you forever. Grant you peace, perfect peace, courage in every endeavor. Lift up your hearts and seek His face and His grace. May the Lord might God bless and keep your families forever..

  10. Greg and Candy Dardis on September 5, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Though we can’t imagine why a man like Brad could die so young, we can only hope to live a life that touches so many just as he did. His smile, his sincerity, his athleticism, his huge heart, and his legacy will forever remind us how lucky we are to have known him. The EHS Class of ’75 is lucky to have the memories he gave us. Play on Brad–your new team needs you! Greg and Candy Dardis

  11. Jeanie (Hime) Vangemeren on September 6, 2011 at 10:11 am

    It seems way to soon to loose a wonderful man like Brad. I was always proud to have him call me Mom,and always pleased to say this is my son. He made his dad extremely proud, now they will be together again. It is so hard to go through these tough times,
    but if you seek the Lord for comfort and guidance; you will find it. I love all of you and will see you Wed. Grandma Jeanie

  12. Jeannie & Gary Thoma on September 6, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Keeping all Brad’s family in our thoughts and prayers. Great memories of family get togethers and Brad’s smile and winning personality.

  13. Larry Shepard on September 6, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Having known and worked with Brad at General Motors, since 1995, I know the world is going to miss him. He was a good soul, who treasured his family and friends as we treasured him. God takes him, to a better home, to be one of his angels. Smile knowing this, god is kind.

  14. Joan Thomas on September 6, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Mom and I were very saddened to learn of Brad’s sudden passing. My Uncle Virgil always had the highest respect for Brad and through Aunt Sharon we felt him part of our family. Our thoughts and prayers are with his children, grandchildren, and Aunt Sharon. Words are so inadequate to describe our feelings at the loss for his family and friends. Edgarita and Joan Thomas

  15. Janet Spring on September 7, 2011 at 10:25 am

    To all of Brad’s family–Brad will be dearly missed by all his friends and family. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers as we cannot be there today.

  16. Jody Jahn on September 7, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    I am truly sorry for the loss your family is going through. I was just talking to vickie about him a couple of weeks ago. I loved running into him seemed like we could always talk about anything exspecially the kids. Always had a good outlook on things and a smile on his face. Mom (Velma) my sister Vickie and myself are keeping you and your family in our prayers. Love Jody

  17. Jonelle Shanks on September 7, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    so sorry to hear of your loss i remember watching brad grow up.. You all are in my thohgts and prayers.. rest in peace brad

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