James Wendell Helms passed away gently on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Waxahachie, with his surviving sons and daughter-in-law by his side.

He was born on March 3, 1933 in Avalon, Texas to Leland and Nettie Gillespie Helms

James was preceded in death by his mother, father, two brothers; Loyd and Floyd, one sister, Bobbie Helms Jones and one son James Marvin Helms.

He is survived by two brothers, Lynn Helms and Darrell Helms; two sons, Terry (Tina) Helms, Wendell (and Dolores) Helms, six grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

James was a veteran of the U.S. Army and he proudly served during the Korean War.

Services were conducted on Saturday, January 27, 2018. Interment will be in the Italy Cemetery.

Thank you for your prayers,

The Helms Family