2013-04-27 / Obituaries

Roger N. Helms

Roger N. Helms, 63 of Thornville, passed away April 19, 2013, in Licking Memorial Hospital.

He was born August 16, 1949, in Marked Tree, Arkansas. He was a 1969 graduate of West Liberty Salem High School. He was a member of the Newark Eagles. He enjoyed working on old cars and trucks, making models and spending time with his family, especially his kids and grandkids.

He is survived by his mother, Helen Helms of Woodstock; his fianc√©, Barb Davis; his daughters, LaRisa Helms of Mechanicsburg, Stacey Jacobs of Marysville and Heather (Mike) Crable of South Vienna; his sons, Eric Helms of Cable, Tyson (Melissa) Helms, Jim (Gail) McDonald and Josh (Roath) McDonald all of Newark and Dustin (Jane) Luckeydoo Sr. of Thornville; 17 grandchildren; his sisters, Linda (Clyde) Sprinkle of Woodstock, Nancy (Roger) O’Brien of Springfield and Margaret Powell of Woodstock; his brothers, Tracy Helms and Marty (Roberta) Helms, both of Marion, OH; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father, Tommie Helms; a son, Jason Helms; and an infant step-granddaughter, Timica Luckeydoo.

Funeral services were held April 22, 2013, at the Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, OH, with Rev. T.J. Smith officiating. Burial followed in Woodstock Cemetery, Woodstock, Ohio. Memorial Contributions may be to the American Heart Association , P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693.

Condolences may be express to the family at www.vernonfh.com.

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