William “Everett” Helms, age 83, of Joplin, MO, passed away on Thursday February 11, 2021, at Freeman Hospital, following an illness.
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Everett was born on July 8, 1937 in Seneca, MO, the son of the late John and Bertha (Turner) Helms. He has been a lifetime area resident. He served in the United States Navy and was a veteran of the Korean War. He worked most of his life in sales. He was a Christian. He enjoyed biking, nature, and fossil rock hunting.
Everett is survived by one daughter, Pam Viles and husband Charles, Gladstone, MO; two sons, Greg Helms and wife Susan, Joplin, and Jeff Helms, Joplin; one brother, Ted Helms, Joplin; two sisters, Loretta Fanning, Chicago, IL and Eileen Helms, Seneca, MO; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Albert and Johnny Helms; and one sister, Lawanda Helms.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.