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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Clyde and Becky Lyles lit a candle for Michael Helms
Clyde and Becky Lyles lit a candle on Jan 9 2018 08:05:25 PM
Angie Hargett lit a candle for Michael Helms
Angie Hargett lit a candle on Jan 9 2018 07:11:41 PM
Rachel and family, Sorry to hear this news! Prayers for you and your family. God comfort and give peace during this time of sorrow!
Frances & Donny Threatt
Submitted by Frances Threatt on Jan 9 2018 06:55:59 PM
Rachel and family I send my prayers and condolences to you and your family......May God bring all of you peace and strength Thru this time of sorrow!
Submitted by Margaret Roddey on Jan 9 2018 04:37:11 PM
Ronnie and Tammy Haile lit a candle for Michael Helms
Ronnie and Tammy Haile lit a candle on Jan 9 2018 01:36:10 PM
Rachel you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you special memories comfort and peace.
Submitted by Emily Hinson on Jan 9 2018 09:03:17 AM
So sorry for your loss. Rachel and entire family will be in our thoughts and prayers!
Submitted by Sherry B Williams on Jan 9 2018 08:19:33 AM
Renee Cook lit a candle for Michael Helms
Renee Cook lit a candle on Jan 9 2018 06:52:27 AM
We're so sorry for your loss. You're all in our thoughts and prayers. Cecil and Renee Cook
Submitted by Renee Cook on Jan 9 2018 06:50:43 AM
My heart is aching for my friends. So sorry to hear about your loss. I am praying for the family and especially Rachel during this time.
Submitted by Ricki Phipps on Jan 8 2018 10:25:48 PM
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