Stephen Lee Helms

November 16, 1938 - April 12, 2011
Stephen Lee Helms


Stephen Lee Helms died Tuesday, April 12, 2011.

He was born on November 16, 1938 to Robert and Ethel Helms. He was a proud veteran of the US Army, honorably discharged in 1961, and graduated from Wilmington College in 1963.

Known to his friends as Steve, he worked at Sears Tire Center for many years, and retired from the Salvation Army as a truck driver, warehouse and kitchen employee for 15 years.

Steve was married for 25 years to Eleanor Helms, and is survived by his son, Stephen K. Helms of Leland, granddaughters, Jessica Helms and Kayla Helms of Wilmington
A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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  • April 16, 2011
    Judy &Bill Wade says:
    Steve was a very dear friend and a good all around person.I had the honor of working with him at the Salvation Army.

  • April 15, 2011
    Debra and Thomas Fowler says:
    Steve, we are so sorry about your dad. We know he loved his family and was very close to you, Kayla, and Jessie. May the peace of God be with you all.

  • April 15, 2011
    Rose says:
    Steve, We are very sorry for your loss. Your dad will be missed.

  • June 11, 2012
    jessica helms says:
    Daddy I am so sorry. Grandaddy past away but his in no more pain

  • June 11, 2012
    jessica helms says:
    Daddy I am so sorry. Grandaddy past away but his in no more pain