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Visitation: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Saturday June 22, 2019 Memorial Baptist Church
Service: 1:00 PM Saturday June 22, 2019 Memorial Baptist Church
Interment: Carolina Memorial Park Kannapolis, North Carolina
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Steven (Red) Wayne Helms, 69, of Kannapolis went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Tucker Hospice House following a period of declining health.

Steven was born May 2, 1950 in Iredell County, NC a son of the late Robert Jackson Helms, Jr. and Margaret Mercury Church Helms. Also preceding him in death is a sister, Faye Helms.

He was the longest male member of Memorial Baptist Church where he was an active member as long as his health permitted. He also was a coach for the Dixie Youth baseball for 15 years. He loved working with children.

Steven was a bus driver for the Cabarrus County School System. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Family members left to cherish Steven’s memory are this wife of 39 ½ years Sandy Goodman Helms, and sons, Robert (Bobby) Helms and Amber Brock of Kannapolis, Steven (Stevie) Helms and Amanda Hawkins of Kannapolis and a grandchild, Landon Alexander Richards-Helms. He held a special love for Peyton Faulkner, Lawson Faulkner, Kyndal Faulkner and Tilman Faulkner. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Memorial Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Jason Barber. Interment will follow in Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the church 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. prior to the service. At other times they will be at the residence.

Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081 or to the American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Ave Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28207.

Whitley’s Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Helms.

Online condolences may be sent to www.whitleysfuneralhome.com
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From: Gary Walter
"Sandy, I can't begin to express how much heart aches for you and your sons. Steve was such a good friend for so many years. You know the one story that'll I'll never forget and I will always be grateful. That was one time I was really glad to see him walk up at a very unexpected time. I guess more importantly to any personal memory I have is the time that Steven told me that he had been saved. I am so glad that he knew Jesus Christ as his Savior. Continued prayers for you Sandy and for your sons."
From: bill & sharon seaford
"Our prayers are with the family in your time of need."
From: Jerry and Donna Gardner
"Please know that we are sadden by Steve's passing but know he was A Christen and our God will welcome him. We pray for you the family who loved him."
From: Susan Sechler Burr
"I'm so sorry to hear of your husbands passing. I never met him, but from all I heard & read he was an awesome guy. Hold onto the memories until you are reunited with him again. I will not be able to attend his services, but know that I will be thinking about you & praying for you & your sons in the days ahead. Love you"
From: Ralph and Donna Forrester
"Sorry for your loss. Steve was a good friend for many years If you need us please let us know. Ralph Donna forrester"
From: Larry and Judy Cox
"Steve was a good friend. I got more acquainted with him driving the school bus.Sandy and the boys, we are sorry for your loss and we are praying for you."
From: Jerry and Marsha Kelly
"Sandy and family. We are so sorry to hear about Steve's passing. He was a great guy and a friend to everyone. May you all find love, peace and comfort knowing there are friends lifting you all up in prayer. No more pain, no more sorrow, walking the street of gold."
From: Jill Sidden
"Sorry for your loss. Family is in my thoughts and prayers. I only knew Steve for a short time while driving a bus at Northwest High School but he was always a kidder. God gained an angel."
From: Crystal Weaver Tweed
"Sandy I am so sorry to hear about Steve . He was always the best guy . With a great personality . I lost my husband Tommy 4 weeks ago so I know how you feel . Please call me when you can and let's talk ."
From: Odell and Diana Mullis
"So sorry cousin that , Steve had to leave us at such a young age . Hang in there praying for you and the boys. Love Diana"
From: James Rorie
"So sorry for your loss Sandy. I didn't know Steve all that well but one thing I do remember about him is that he could do a back-flip from a standing position and land on his feet. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers."
From: Robert and Lisa Jolly
"Sandy, Robert and I are heartbroken to hear about Steve's passing. He was a wonderful person and so much fun to be around. We have a lot of great memories of just sitting and talking with you and Steve. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the boys."
From: Max Story
"I met Steve many years ago when we working a festival in Kannapolis,We struck up a friendship since then. A very good man. I will seeing him . Rest in peace Steve,I know you are with lord in heaven"
From: James Lee
"My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Red was such a great man."
From: Debbie and Randy Allmon
"Randy,Andy and I am so sorry to hear about Red. His love for his "kids" he coached in baseball, including Andy, will remain in our hearts and minds forever. My brothers thought the world of him and it makes me smile to know he and David are up there cutting up. Prayers are with you and the family."
From: G. David Dunlap
"Fair Winds and Following Seas to all who mourn and celebrate the Going Home of another of God's Eagles "But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not Faint." ISAIAH 40:31 G.David and Marcia Dunlap"
From: David and Carol Goodman
"Dear Sandy, Bobby and Stevie, we are so sorry and brokenhearted for the loss of Good Ole Red, who was loved and respected by so many. We will continue to lift you and the entire family up in prayer. Continue to remember the wonderful memories your family has made. God bless."
From: Don Hines
"Sandy,Bobby,Stevie and family I'm sorry for the loss of "Red". He was a Godly man and a great person. Unfortunately I'll be out of town this weekend and not be able to come to the funeral. You will be in my prayers. See you in Heaven "Red"."
From: Ralph Dickson,Jr
"I was saddened to hear of Steve's Death. I worked with Steve in the old Packing room around 1971 for a short period of time. But even though that time was short and we did not stay in close touch, there was never a doubt he was a friend. It is hard to imagine someone so full of life now gone.. Heaven has gained a finely polished gem."
From: Chasity Szabo
"My prayers and thoughts are with the family and friends during this difficult time. I had the opportunity to work with Steve over the last couple of years at Northwest. I truly enjoyed getting to know him and be able to watch him build amazing relationships with our students. He will be missed."
From: Jeff Walter
"My deepest condolences to the Helms family. I had the pleasure of working with Steve at Northwest Cabarrus High School. He was an excellent bus driver who built great relationships with his riders and got along well with everyone. He will certainly be missed."
From: John & Brenda Owens
"Sandy & sons, We are expressing our deepest sympathy for your loss. May God's love, comfort, and peace surround y'all during this time of grief. Love & Prayers"
From: Lisa Smith Arnette
"So sorry for your loss."
From: Richard and Angela Grimes
"So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family. He was a great man. Always nice to me . Could not ask for a great guy. May God keep you all in his arms."