Paul J. Helms, 93, of Belmont, OH formerly of Neffs, OH, died Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at his home. He was born April 2, 1927 in Stewartsville, OH., a son of the late Paul and Mary Bennington Helms.

Paul was a retired truck driver for the Belmont County Engineering Department, a U.S. Marine Corp veteran of WWII and a Protestant by faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Hilda Marie Hess Helms in 1999; a sister; a brother; a daughter-in-law, Mary Helms.

Surviving are his children, Marie Heath of Bethesda, OH, Ronald Helms of Lansing, OH, Tammy (Tim) Reynolds of Titusville, FL, Wanda Hall of St. Clairsville, OH, Gary (Kathy) Helms of Belmont; a sister, Dorothy DeLong of Adena; a brother, Larry (Tine) Helms of Stewartsville; a sister-in-law, Clara Helms of Lansing; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a special friend, Gracie, Gary and Kathy’s dog; two cats, Murphy and Rudy whom he liked to feed.

Friends will be received on Thursday from 2-4 pm & 6-8 pm at Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, OH with funeral services on Friday at 11 am with Pastor Larry Helms officiating. Burial will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, OH with full military honors conducted by Barnesville VFW Post 2792.

Memorial contributions may be made to Neffs Volunteer Fire Department or Valley Hospice by going to “TMCFunding.com.”

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