Frank Houston Helderman, age 86, of Nelda St. died Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Brian Center of Lincolnton. He was born on April 13, 1928 in Lincoln Co., to the late Houston and Vertie Gregory Helderman. He was a member of Alexis Baptist Church and was a Korean War Veteran of the United States Army. He was retired from American & Efird, Gastonia Plant after 31 years of employment.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Bernice Willis Helderman; brothers, Farris and Doyt Helderman; and sisters, Corene Marlow, Cordie Wright, Catherine Perkins Garner, and Dorothy Wright.
Survivors include three nieces, six nephews and their families.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Hillcrest Gardens with Rev. Dr. Sandy Marks officiating. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service at the cemetery.
The family would like to express appreciation to the employees of the Country Kitchen in Dallas for being an extended family to Frank, to Trish at Bojangles in Dallas for her care and concern, to the staff at Brian Center for the care and love shown to him during his stay there, and to Billy at the Country Kitchen for being the best friend Frank ever had.