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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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
Rachel, you and family are in our thoughts and prayers. Nathan, Linda, and Amanda Stegall.
Submitted by Nathan, Linda, and Amanda Stegall on Jan 8 2018 09:48:37 PM
Nathan, Linda, and Amanda Stegall. lit a candle for Michael Helms
Nathan, Linda, and Amanda Stegall. lit a candle on Jan 8 2018 09:47:42 PM
Prayers for the entire family.
Submitted by Judy Summer on Jan 8 2018 09:46:39 PM
Donna and family, I am sorry about the passing of Mike. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Judy Sistare Maree
Submitted by Judy maree on Jan 8 2018 09:19:14 PM
Sorry to hear about Michael. May he Rest in Peace.
Our Prayers for his family.
Submitted by Randy & Jan Collins on Jan 8 2018 08:47:21 PM
Randy & Jan Collins lit a candle for Michael Helms
Randy & Jan Collins lit a candle on Jan 8 2018 08:45:28 PM
Rachel I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and the family.
Submitted by Karen Bailey on Jan 8 2018 08:26:27 PM
Rachel I am so sorry to hear of Michael's passing. My prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.
Submitted by Pat Barton on Jan 8 2018 07:55:41 PM
Pat Barton lit a candle for Michael Helms
Pat Barton lit a candle on Jan 8 2018 07:52:06 PM
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