Pastor Fred Helmick
Pastor Fred Helmick, 76, formerly of Charlottesville, has passed away after a short battle with cancer. He left his earthly body behind on January 4, 2021, and will now forever be in the presence of His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
He was born on January 28, 1944, in Staunton, Virginia. On October 12, 1963, at the West Washington (Pa.) Methodist Church, he married the love and light of his life, Norma Jean Shaddock who survives. On February 26, 1964, they welcomed a son, Clint who also survives.
Pastor Helmick was part of the original Class in 1971, at Lynchburg Baptist College founded by Dr. Jerry Falwell. He graduated as part of the first graduating class in May 1975.
Pastor Helmick served as a Pastor for 46 years. He first served as the Pastor of Albemarle Baptist Church in Charlottesville, Virginia from 1974 until 1983. In 1983, he took over as Pastor of the Bible Baptist Church in Washington, Pennsylvania. That congregation joined with the Wolfdale Chapel in 1994 and became known as The Wolfdale Bible Church. Pastor Helmick was still the Pastor of the Church at the time of his passing.
Pastor Helmick enjoyed the outdoors. He hunted and played and umpired softball well into his sixties.
Pastor Helmick was all about helping others whether it was helping someone find their way to Jesus or helping others through other positions in the community. In addition to Pastoring the Church, He worked as an Aide for UCP/Pathways of Washington (Pa.) for 23 years, as a driver for Senior Life and for the past 6 years he drove school bus for G.G.&C. and Trinity School District in Washington, Pa.
Friends and family will be received on Saturday January 9, 2021, at the Wolfdale Bible Church, 2025 Jefferson Avenue, Washington, Pennsylvania, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. followed by the service at 1 p.m. Washington Cemetery will be the final resting place. Evangelist Dr. Leon Foote, of Covington, Georgia will officiate.
Arrangements are entrusted to Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Directors, Inc., Charles R. Piatt, owner/supervisor, Andrew C. Piatt, director. Online condolences may be expressed at www.piattandbarnhillfh.com
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider donations to help with Pastor Helmick's medical expenses and final arrangements at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/pastor-fred-helmick?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1
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Published by Daily Progress on Jan. 7, 2021.