Roy Lee Helms Sr. 85 of Oakboro passed away peacefully Friday Morning, April 24, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.
Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, April 27, 2020 at Oakboro Cemetery. Rev Jonathan Waits will officiate. Mr. Helms will lie in state Sunday Afternoon, April 26, 2020 from 1:00 until 5:00 and Monday Morning from 9:00 until 12:00 at Edwards Funeral Home of Norwood where friends are welcome to pay their respects.
Mr. Helms was born May 29, 1934 in Mecklenburg County to the late John and Bessie Barbee Helms. He was a member of Oakboro First Baptist Church and a retiree of Stanly Ace Hardware.
He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Margieree Elwood Helms of the home. One son Jody Helms (Sara) and one daughter Brenda Huneycutt (Tim) all of Oakboro. Four grandchildren, Bryan Helms (Stacy), Amanda Hranck (Joey), Emily Huneycutt McCallum (Nathan) and Tyler Huneycutt. Seven great-grandchildren, Mallory and Landon Helms, Autumn Rector, Cooper and Paityn Roark, Melina and Joey Hranck.
He was preceded in death by his son Roy Lee Helms Jr.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, PO Box 10, Oakboro, NC 28129 or Community Hospice, 1024 Albemarle Road, Suite 908, Troy, NC 27371.
Due to an order issued by NC Governor Roy Cooper to limit crowd size the service may only be attended by family, funeral home staff and guest personally invited by the family.
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