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Edward "Ed" Bryant Helm

January 26, 1948 October 19, 2018
Edward "Ed" Bryant Helm
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Obituary for Edward "Ed" Bryant Helm

A funeral service for Edward “Ed” Bryant Helm age 70, of Jacksonville, is scheduled at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, Friday, October 26, 2018 at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville. Mark Hanks will officiate. Mr. Helm will be laid to rest at Jacksonville City Cemetery.
He passed away Friday, October 19, 2018 in Jacksonville.
Edward was born January 26, 1948 in Shreveport, Louisiana to the late Samuel and Catherine (Hunt) Helm.
Ed was part of a military family. He served in the U.S. Army completing 5 tours in Vietnam. He was part of a special task force to recover down soldiers called AERO Rifle Team and served in the MACV Military Assistance Command. Ed was known and loved by everybody and made sure that many children over the years had Christmas gifts. He was a member of People’s Church in Jacksonville, the current Quarter Master of the VFW Post 3984 in Jacksonville and retired from Trane in Tyler after many years of service.
He was preceded in death by a brother, William K. Helm.
Left to cherish his memory are his brothers, Gary Helm and Glen Helm, both of Jacksonville. He is also survived by very special friends, Chad Lewis, Randi Minter, Jackie Bell, Carson and Keaton Blow and many many more as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers will be Eric Helm, Chad Lewis, Randi Minter, Richie Gould, Earl Cooper, Justin Shugart, Tommy Wilson and Rane Larson. Honorary pallbearers are Doug Cook, Ed Steifer, Shelley Cleaver and Clifford Mosley Sr.
Visitation will begin on Thursday, October 25, 2018 and friends are cordially invited to visit with Ed’s family from 6 to 8 o’clock in the evening at Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.
Rather than customary condolences, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.


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Visitation

Thursday

25

Oct

6:00 PM 10/25/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/25/2018 8:00:00 PM
Autry Funeral Home - Jacksonville

1025 Southeast Loop 456
Jacksonville, TX 75766

Autry Funeral Home - Jacksonville
1025 Southeast Loop 456 Jacksonville 75766 TX
United States

Service

Friday

26

Oct

3:00 PM 10/26/2018 3:00:00 PM
Autry Funeral Home - Jacksonville

1025 Southeast Loop 456
Jacksonville, TX 75766

Autry Funeral Home - Jacksonville
1025 Southeast Loop 456 Jacksonville 75766 TX
United States
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