OBITUARY

Conrad Claude Helms, Jr.

April 4, 1929March 11, 2018
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Conrad, 88, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018 at his home in Alpharetta, Georgia. He was in the company of his loving wife and in the care of hospice.

Born April 4, 1929 in Charlotte, NC, he was the son of the late Conrad Claude Helms and Eva Holler Helms. Following graduation from Harding High School, Conrad proudly served in the U.S. Navy. After completing his service, Conrad began his career with the U.S. Postal Service, while also continuing his studies at UNCC, receiving a BS in Business Administration.

Conrad and his wife JoAnn have been lifelong members of the Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, serving in several capacities as a member of Third Presbyterian Church.

Throughout his life Conrad remained an avid gardener, creating beautiful gardens in which his neighbors and friends frequently marveled. He and his father found Holden Beach where he ultimately built a second home and loved visiting there with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, JoAnn Irving Helms, and two children, Lisa Helms McGuire and Conrad Claude Helms III; a brother, Eric Timothy Helms; and six grandchildren, Kelly McGuire, Chase McGuire, Pierce McGuire, Tommy Lloyd, Conrad Claude Helms IV and Griffin Holsenbeck Helms.

A service to celebrate Conrad’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 15th in the chapel of Harry & Bryant, 500 Providence Road. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m. Interment with military honors will follow in Sharon Memorial Park.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, March 15, 2018
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Conrad Claude Helms, Jr.

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Carol Ives

March 21, 2018

I was a neighbor on Conrad and JoAnn’s street. We both loved gardening and he took great joy showing me his plants and lovely yard! He also was very proud of the downstairs master suite he had added to their home for his dear wife.

Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of Conrad. Carol Ives

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Biography

Conrad, 88, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018 at his home in Alpharetta, Georgia. He was in the company of his loving wife and in the care of hospice.

Born April 4, 1929 in Charlotte, NC, he was the son of the late Conrad Claude Helms and Eva Holler Helms. Following graduation from Harding High School, Conrad proudly served in the U.S. Navy. After completing his service, Conrad began his career with the U.S. Postal Service, while also continuing his studies at UNCC, receiving a BS in Business Administration.

Conrad and his wife JoAnn have been lifelong members of the Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, serving in several capacities as a member of Third Presbyterian Church.

Throughout his life Conrad remained an avid gardener, creating beautiful gardens in which his neighbors and friends frequently marveled. He and his father found Holden Beach where he ultimately built a second home and loved visiting there with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, JoAnn Irving Helms, and two children, Lisa Helms McGuire and Conrad Claude Helms III; a brother, Eric Timothy Helms; and six grandchildren, Kelly McGuire, Chase McGuire, Pierce McGuire, Tommy Lloyd, Conrad Claude Helms IV and Griffin Holsenbeck Helms.

A service to celebrate Conrad’s life was held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 15th in the chapel of Harry & Bryant, 500 Providence Road. The family received friends prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m. Interment with military honors followed in Sharon Memorial Park.