MAJ Johnny L Helms was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 03/30/2017 at the age of 71.3
Thomaston, GA
Flight Class 69-46
Date of Birth 12/14/1945
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with D/3/5 CAV in 70-71
Call sign in Vietnam CRUSADER 38
This information was provided by Neill McDonald

More detail on this person: Mr. Johnny Lamar Helms, age 71, of Thomaston, died Thursday, March 30, 2017 at his residence.

Mr. Helms was born on December 14, 1945, in Upson County, to the late Henry Aldean Helms and the late Marion Gertrude Dean Helms. He was formerly employed with Keadle Lumber Company where he worked in sales. Mr. Helms was a retired Major with the U.S. Army having served 21 years. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday School Teacher.

Survivors include his wife Mrs. Sylvia Helms of Thomaston Ga, daughters Mrs. Deana (Scott) Weaver of Thomaston Ga, Mrs. Kim (Steven) Boyd of Thomaston Ga, sons Mr. Andy (Susie) Helms of Thomaston Ga, Mr. Walter (Kaylee) Vining Jr. of Macon Ga, brothers Mr. Fred Helms of Lawrenceville Ga, Mr. Ted Helms of Decatur Ga, Mr. Sammy (Janice) Helms of Thomaston Ga, Mr. Tim (Deana) Helms of Thomaston Ga, sisters Mrs. Sylvia Tucker of Thomaston Ga, Mrs. Elizabeth (Jerry) Hewitt of Thomaston Ga, Mrs. Pam (David) Boyt of Thomaston Ga, Mrs. Brenda Barfield of Meansville Ga, grandchildren Jonathan Helms, Tyler Helms, Andrew Helms, Hannah Weaver, Jackson Vining , Katalyn Vining, Abigale Boyd, great grandchildren Gage, Jake, Camdyn.

Funeral services for Mr. Helms will be held on Saturday April 1, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Upson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Coggins Funeral Home on Saturday April 1, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Fellowship Baptist Church at 3133 Crest Highway Thomaston Ga. 30286

This information was last updated 04/05/2017

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