Pastor Fred Helmick
1944 - 2021
BORN
1944
DIED
2021
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.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jan
9
Visitation
10:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.
Wolfdale Bible Chapei
2025 Jefferson Avenue, Washington, Pennsylvania
Jan
9
Service
1:00p.m.
Wolfdale Bible Chapel
2025 Jefferson Avenue, Washington, Pennsylvania
Funeral services provided by:
PIATT-BARNHILL FUNERAL HOME - WASHINGTON
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I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Fred. Norma and Clint , you have my deepest sympathies. I won't forget all the times our families got together and the fun we had. His love of the Lord was
A Shining Light, I know someday we will see him again when we meet again in heaven
Paulette Goslin Rhoades
Friend
January 12, 2021
Clint , I´m so sorry to hear of the lost of your dad , may he find lots of peace and dwell in house of the lord forever , Amen please pass this along to your mom was great to see you all in that picture it´s been lots of years
Terry Herring
January 10, 2021
I am so lucky to have had a Christian and God Fearing Father. I know I am one of only a few people who can say they never seen their Dad live outside of the will of God. I MISS MY DAD SO MUCH!
Clint Helmick
Son
January 7, 2021
First of all I'd like to give my condolences to you Norma. I'm sure you will miss Fred for now. I can't help but think of the what a glorious reunion he is having and to finally meet Jesus face to face. A glorious day for Fred because he knew and loved our savior and father God. But sadly missed for those who knew and loved him left behind. I have seen Fred several times this past year so in shop and save in Washington always riding that scooter. We always stopped and talked.They're always seem to be so much that he wanted to say. Fred will be sadly missed by many I'm sure and to all of you just know that when you know Jesus it's not goodbye it's till we meet again.... Love to all
Lori Sprowls
Former coworker from UCP and friend
Lori Sprowls
Friend
January 7, 2021
He was a nice guy I didn t know him to well but he seem real nice sorry for your loss God blesss You all Amy and Don workman Mistys mom and stepdad
Amyworkman
Friend
January 6, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. Sorry for your loss Amy &Don Workman Misty’s mom and stepdad
Amyworkman
Friend
January 6, 2021
He was a nice man he was my Daughter grate uncle my name is Amy workman Misty’s mom my husband I are sorry for you loss Amy and Don workman waynesburg pa. God bless you all
Amy workman
Friend
January 6, 2021
He was a nice man he was my Daughter grate uncle my name is Amy workman Misty’s mom my husband I are sorry for you loss Amy and Don workman waynesburg pa.
Amy workman
Friend
January 6, 2021
He was a super Uncle and a great Pastor. He is going to be sadly missed by family and anyone who knew him. I am going to miss him terribly.
Penny Runyan Dillon
Family
January 6, 2021
Our deepest sympathy, Fred was a selfless,loving man who made our son very happy at UCP.Eric is very upset, and so concerned about Norma. Our prayers are with you. John,Terry ,and Eric Bell
Theresa Bell
Friend
January 6, 2021
Norma & Clint we were so sorry to hear of Fred passing. Heaven received another precious soul. We remember are of the good times we had in years passed. Every time we were in PA for a family reunion we thought if you all as we passed the chapel and wondered about you. Never had time to find where you lived to visit you. May you know we are praying for you all. Love Gary and Marge Rush.
Gary & Marge Rush
Friend
January 6, 2021
Uncle Pastor is very sadly missed by Barron and I. We know that he now has "Blessed Assurance." He spent his whole adult life sharing God's love and plan with EVERYONE he met. May we all continue his work.
WE LOVE YOU!!
Karen Yeager
Family
January 6, 2021