Wednesday, September 15, 2021 1:15 PM
Roger K. Helms, 69, of Fayetteville, TN, and with family in Warren, IN, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.Mr. Helms was drafted for the Vietnam Conflict in the Army and served as a Persian missile specialist stationed in Germany. Later, he served in the Air National Guard as a Fuels System Specialist at Fort Wayne ANG. He was born on Jan. 25, 1952, in Bluffton, to Harry A. and Hilda W. Harness Helms. Survivors include two sons, Roger K. (Andrea M.) Helms II, of Warren, and Denver Allen Helms, of Fort Wayne; a brother, Kenneth Helms, of Tennessee; seven grandchildren, Jessica Snider, Brittney Helms, Caleb Helms, Ian Helms, Jesse (Ashley) Summers, Tara Summers, Alyssa Summers; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Faithlyn Helms. A graveside service will take place on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at 11 a.m., at the Mossburg Cemetery in Liberty Center. Rev. Douglas McClure will officiate. There will be an hour of calling prior to the service at the cemetery. Memorials may be made to Riley Children’s Hospital. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton. Online condolences may be made at thomarich.com.