Clinton Millard “Buck” Helms, age 88, of Eudora, died Friday, November 16, 2012, at his home in Eudora. He was born July 5, 1924, in Oak Grove, Louisiana, the son of the late Albert Helms and Ruth Watson Helms. He was a retired contractor, a farmer and a member of Bethel Primitive Baptist Church. He especially loved Ms. Edith, Family, Friends, Hunting, Fishing, The Razorbacks, All Sports, and the Farms.
He was preceded in death by, 3 brothers, and 5 sisters. He is survived by his wife, Edith Hensley Helms of Eudora; 2 sons, Jerry Don Helms and wife, Sarah, of Houston, Texas, and Johnny Albert Helms of Eudora; a daughter, Diane H. Grubbs and husband, Claude, of Eudora; 2 brothers, H.L. and Don Helms both of Houston, Texas; a sister, Elizabeth Saint John of California; 2 grandsons, John Albert Helms Jr. and Claude Willis Grubbs Jr. and wife, Kimberly; and a great-grandson, Matthew Tyler Grubbs.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5PM Sunday, November 18, 2012, at Bishop Funeral Home in Eudora, and also at the Helms residence on Grand Lake at the same time. Graveside Service will be 10:00AM Monday, November 19, 2012, at Mt. Carmel Cemetery with Bro. Ricky Myers officiating. Arrangements were made by Bishop Funeral Home of Eudora.
Pallbearers are, John Chestnut, Lindy Brown, Michael Brown, Jeffery Brown, John Gates, Henry Hensley, and Roger Hensley. Honorary Pallbearers are, San Aikens, Jessie Allen, Jerry Barnes, Lawrence Edwards, Wayne Ester, Randy Gillum, James Lawson, Roger Morgan, Kenny Reed, Russie Reed, Carl Strong, and Jessie Thorton.