Robert “Bob” Wright Helm, Sr., age 80, of West End, NC, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at the First Health Moore Regional Hospital.
He was born in Joplin, MO, on May 2, 1940, the son of Armand Helm and Nondas McDaniel Helm.
Bob graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Florida State University and worked as a District Manager in the Oil Industry. He was a lifelong sports fan, especially for the Seminoles, and loved to play basketball. He helped organize a Senior Basketball League and was still actively playing. He was a dedicated blood donor, contributing 30 gallons over his lifetime.
Bob is survived by his loving wife Mary Gilliland-Helm, his devoted daughter Theresa Helm Eason (Don), son Robert Helm Jr, 3 grandchildren Hannah, Ryan and Sam; siblings Larry, Gary & Janet; and beloved pets Zonie and Pepe. He was loved by all and will be dearly missed.
No services are planned at this time. A Service to Celebrate Bob’s life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to Sandhills Community College, Attention Coach Apple, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374, in memory of Bob would be greatly appreciated.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.