‹ Return to Current Obituaries

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Phil's visitation.

Phil Helms

Phillip L Helms, 60, of Payne, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at his residence.

Phil was born in Angola, Indiana on October 3, 1952 and raised by the late Richard & Helen Helms.  

He retired from BF Goodrich, Woodburn.

On May 20, 1977 he married Marcia Handy who passed away July 18, 2012.

Phil will be sadly missed by his son, Judd of Fort Wayne; siblings, Diana Larimore, Dorothy Gebhart, Emily Jones, Kristina Kipker & Rick Helms all of Payne,  Rita Stackhouse of Pleasant Lake, George Helms of Paulding, Donna Garstka & Patricia Speith of New Haven, Mary Roemer of Fort Wayne and James Helms of Oklahoma City. He is also preceded in death by his brother, Johnny Helms.

Services will be held at the convenience of Phil's family, under the direction of Dooley Funeral Homes of Antwerp & Payne.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Phil Helms, please visit our flower store.


Some of my fondest memories of Payne Ohio, include spending time with Uncle Phil and Aunt Marcia and Judd. Going to Fort Wayne to catch the new Batman movie or going to the mall, or watching Phil coach Judds baseball team. I will miss both of them, and will see them again one day. With love, Seb and Lana

Seban Helms Apr 5 2013 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear Phil has passed. I remember laughing my but off many times with Phil. He will always be in my memories. So are many of the rest of you folks.

Gregory Burch

Gregory Burch Mar 25 2013 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Phil's passing. Sort of lost track over the years but I remember him fondly as one of us "bad boys" from Payne way back when. Although we weren't really that bad compared to what goes on today, we did help to make Payne a little more exciting. Much to the chagrin of Henry Hook. My condolences to all his family.

Bill Durre Mar 21 2013 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about your Dad. Phil and I spent a lot of time together at BFG. How those days have flown by. When Linda and I use to get together with your Mom and Dad we always had a good time that will never be forgotten.
Tom & Linda Wilhelm

Tom Wilhelm Mar 21 2013 12:00 AM

To ALL the Helms Family.....my heart goes out to each of you for all the loss you have endured these past months.  I have many found memories of Phil and Marcia and I hope you find comfort knowing they are back together.  Thinking of you all, andy.

andy henschen vallimont Mar 18 2013 12:00 AM

Judd, We are so sorry that you are going through all of this again in such a short time. I hope that you have some comfort in the fact that your Mom & Dad are now together. They were wonderful neighbors and will be missed very much! Let us know if you need ANYTHING Judd!

Danny & Colleen Endicott Mar 17 2013 12:00 AM

Helms family,
I am so very sorry to hear of Phil's passing.  He was a great guy when we were all growing up together at Payne Campmeeting.  I went through bible school and youth camp with Phil, Jimmy and Johnny.  You all have been blessed with family to love, but have lost too many too soon, as with Phil.  God be with you all.
Loving memories and prayers,

Cheryl Wollum Hamilton Mar 17 2013 12:00 AM

Dear Judd and all of the Helms' immediate and 'extended' families.... I was absolutely stunned to learn of Phil's death.  He was on my mind the night prior, without any knowledge of his condition, as I reflected on Marcia and a memorial gift made in her memory and a personal note to him that I had recently sent reflecting on her and there life together and how very special it was.   Part of that 'note' referred to the many times I'd see both of them sitting on the lawn just off the northwest corner of their home, enjoying each other, God's creation and watching passing motorists like me, who'd give out a 'beep' and a wave.  Well, I have no doubt that they are back together AGAIN, enjoying each others company, in the presence of the Lord.

He/they will be fondly remembered forever Judd. You and your family have my deepest sympathy. Jim Hooker - Mesa, Arizona

Jim Hooker Mar 16 2013 12:00 AM

So sorry so hear about the passing of Phil

Shirley Hudson Mar 15 2013 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Phil. Our sincere sympathy to the entire Helms family.

Chuck and Jan Mansfield Mar 15 2013 12:00 AM

Show More Entries