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Family-Placed Death Notice
HELMS, Terry TERRY HELMS Terry Helms, 67 of Port Saint Joe, Florida and Two Rivers, Wisconsin began his new journey Monday, July 9th. He went peacefully into the next phase armed with all the love of his family and friends. Free of pain and able to breathe, he moved on. As he said, "There will be no sad songs and slow-walkin' music when I go." We are to celebrate his courage, his dedication, his character (and he certainly was a Character), his sarcasm, his wit and his sobriety. A decorated Vietnam veteran, he was an avid fisherman and bluegrass music lover. Terry returned to Atlanta, Georgia after the service to work as a firefighter for thirty years before retiring to Port Saint Joe, Florida with summers spent in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. He is survived by his wife of thirty years: Pamela Garmon-Helms, Port Saint Joe, Florida; son: Jason Helms of Oakwood, Georgia; daughter: Dani Helms Weaver, granddaughters: Hannah and Elizabeth Weaver, Duluth, Georgia. An October memorial is planned for Port Saint Joe. Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, 1506 18th St., Two Rivers, assisted with local arrangements. The family would like to thank Heartland Hospice of Wisconsin with a special thanks to Stacey Kluthe, RN, who walked with her uncle through his lifes's final stages.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 27, 2012