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Marvin Richard Helms
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Marvin Richard Helms, of Newburg, MO, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at the age of 74.
He was born in Phelps County on February 4, 1944 to the late James Helms and Lydia Pearl (Thornhill) Helms.
On January 10, 2007 he married Linda L. (Henson) Davidson, who survives.
Mr. Helms was a retired U.S. Air Force Veteran serving honorably attaining the rank of Master Sergeant. He also earned a P.H.D. in Social Services. He was a lifetime member of V.F.W. and the American Legion. Among his many interests were fishing and spending time with his grandchildren and family as well as his church family.
Mr. Helms was a Gold Star Father, having lost his eighteen year old son, Mark Anthony Helms, who was serving his country in Beirut, Lebanon.
In addition to his parents and son, he was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd Helms and an infant brother; two sisters, Luchricha Flegel and Patricia Skurend.
He will be greatly missed by his surviving family which includes his wife, Linda Helms, of Newburg; two children, Christopher Helms and wife Shawni, of Omaha, NE, and Rebecca Gintonio, also of Omaha; a sister, Peggy Limp and husband Jack, of Plainfield, IN; four grandchildren, Nick Gintonio, Alex Helms, Aiden Helms, and Courtney Unruh; great grandson, Camden Unruh; brother-in-law, Russ Flegel, of St. James, MO; sister-in-law, Betty Helms, of Desoto, MO; nieces, nephews, other extended family members and dear friends.
A funeral service for Marvin Helms will be held at 10 am Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla. Interment with full military honors will follow in Ozark Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Rolla. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6-8 pm Monday, August 13th at Null and Son.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.


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