Richard Franklin Helms, 75, of Statesville, passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2021 in North Myrtle Beach, SC.
Richard was born on April 6, 1946 in Monroe, NC to the late Howard Helms, Sr. and Eloise Long Helms. He was a graduate of Monroe High School and Western Carolina University. On April 21, 1973 he married his wife, Teressa Derrick Helms, who survives. Richard served in the National Guard and later retired as a Sales Representative of A.O. Smith.
In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his older brother Howard Helms, Jr.
Along with his wife, Teressa Helms, Richard is survived by two children, Mary Ann Helms Armstrong (Ryan), Richard Helms, II (Leslie), five grandchildren, Bryson Armstrong, Caroline Armstrong, Porter Helms, Jack Helms and Lily Helms, all of Huntersville, NC. Also surviving are his two younger brothers, Donald Helms (Vicki), of Cooper City, FL, David Helms (Denise), of Severn, NC and in-laws, Wanda Helms, of Grayson, Ga, and William and Gail Derrick, of North Myrtle Beach, SC.
A visitation will be held at First Baptist Church in Statesville, NC from 10:00-12:00 on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 with the memorial service following at 12:00 with Dr. Nelson Granade officiating.
Online memorials can be made to the family at www.troutmanfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to First Baptist Church of Statesville, NC.
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First Baptist Church
815 Davie Ave., Statesville NC 28677