LANCASTER, SC - Mr. Carl Michael “Mike” Helms, age 70, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Carolinas Medical Center. He was born February 3, 1947, a son of the late Carl Lytle Helms and Mabel Jeanette “Polly” Crenshaw Helms. Michael was the husband of Rachel Cook Helms. He loved the outdoors and sitting on his porch drinking coffee with friends. Michael served his country in the United States Army. He served in Vietnam as a helicopter door gunner with the Firebirds.
Michael is survived by his wife of 50 years, Rachel Cook Helms; two sons, Eric Dean Helms and Zachary Stewart Helms; a daughter, Mikah Jeanette Helms; five grandchildren, Kyle Baucom, Jordan Fultz and her husband, Austin, Hannah Helms, Zoe Helms and Zayn Helms; two great-grandchildren, Rylan Fultz and Asher Fultz; a brother, Mark Helms; and a sister, Donna Rogers and her husband, Charles.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of a funeral service, the family will receive friends and family to celebrate Michael’s life on Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the home of Michael and Rachel Helms.
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Rachel and family, sorry to hear about Mikes passing Thought and prayers Nick Altman
Submitted by Nick Altman on Jan 12 2018 08:54:51 AM
While working for the City, I had the pleasure of working with Mike as he helped us clear overgrown lots as a sub-contractor a number of years ago. Our paths crossed a number of times since then. His demeanor was always respectful, friendly and humble, traits not so common these days. I was lucky to call him my friend. I learned of his military service from some of his close friends. A most remarkable man. Sincere condolences to the family and God's speed to Mike.
Submitted by Rick Bowers on Jan 11 2018 03:42:35 PM
So sorry to learn of your loss. You and your family will be in our prayers.
Submitted by Fred Smith on Jan 11 2018 02:52:04 PM
Thoughts and Prayers Rachel and family
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So sorry for your loss! Prayers for the family!
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