Mr. Lonnie Helms, Jr., age 68, entered into rest on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Funeral Services will be 3:00 PM Saturday, April 20, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Wayne Hodge with burial to follow in the Ruby Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.
Mr. Helms was born July 19, 1950 in Bennettsville, SC a son of the late Lonnie and Eula Mae Helms, Sr. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and also served in Germany. Mr. Helms was a retired truck driver after many years in the concrete business. He was a member of Ruby Baptist Church where he was baptized as a young man. Lonnie enjoyed fishing and watching sports, especially baseball.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Helms was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Louise Helms and Kathleen Helms; and 1 brother, Ricky Helms.
Survivors include his children, Denise Helms (Schaun) Gaddy of Morven, NC, and Tony (Brenda) Helms of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Heather (Danny) Davide, Tai Anastacia Yancey, Skyler Helms, Sierra Helms, and Sydney Helms; great grandchildren, Leonardo, Jacob, and Aurora; sisters, Shirley Moore (Earl) Lindsey, and Pat (Mac) Tucker both of Ruby, SC; brother, Tommy Douglas (Darlene) Helms of Turbeville, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Union County Hospice, 700 W Roosevelt Blvd, Monroe, NC 28110.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Helms family.