1941 Roland 2016

Roland Helmick

July 31, 1941 — July 16, 2016

Buena Vista -

Roland “Tater” Trevrick Helmick, age 74, of Buena Vista, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016 at his residence.  He was born July, 31, 1941 in Highland County, a son to the late Rumsey and Nettie (Rexrode) Helmick.

Mr. Helmick was a self-employed furniture maker and very talented guitar player.  He enjoyed Bluegrass Gospel Music, long car rides with friends, and was a devoted fan of the Washington Redskins and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Mr. Helmick was the widower of Georgia (Grimes) Helmick who predeceased him in death November 5, 1992.  Additionally he was predeceased by sons, Sam Ray and Earl Grimes; brothers, Sam and Junior Helmick; sisters, Jackie Bradley and Hazel Dean; as well as an unnamed infant sister.

Surviving family members include his daughters, Jean Wooten of North Myrtle Beach, SC, Ruth Adkins of Circleville, WV, and Patty Lipscomb of Buena Vista; a son, Dennie Ray and wife, Teresa of Hot Springs; a sister, Charlene Patterson of Baltimore, MD; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 9 great-great- grandchildren also survive.

A graveside funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m., Monday, July 18, 2016 in Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery with Pastor Bobbie Jo Gardner officiating.

Pallbearers include Dennie and Matthew Ray, Jamie Morgan, Jason Sheffer, George Adkins, and Chris Crow.


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