Cody Helms, 77, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2013. His spirit joined his Savior and heavenly Father, surrounded by love in his home. He leaves behind a legacy of faith in his family and for his friends, but will be in our hearts forever. He was born in Union County, NC on March 11, 1936 son of the late Arthur and Bessie Howie Helms.
Mr. Helms was owner of Cody Helms Construction, attended Mineral Springs School, was a devoted life long member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, where he served as a Sunday school teacher, Administrative Board Chairman and choir member. He was a Godly man who loved the Lord and his family above all else.
Mr. Helms was also a longtime member of the Civitan Club and was a volunteer with Griffith Road VFD. He enjoyed collecting antique cars and petroleum products.
Mr. Helms is survived by his wife of 57 years, Phyllis Helms, son, Daniel Cody Helms and wife Vickie, daughter, Annette Greene and husband Lynn, son, Cody Allison Helms, Jr., grandchildren, Matthew Greene, Bethany Greene, Cody Helms, III, Cheli Walter and husband Justin, great grandchild, Avery Hoffman and sister, Betty Helms Smith and husband Clyde.
The family will receive friends Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Gordon Funeral Service, 1904 Lancaster Ave., Monroe, NC 28112.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Lakeland Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, 712 Carmel Church Rd., Monroe, NC 28112 or Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, NC 28110.
Online condolences may be made at www.gordonfuneralservice.com