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Eric Mckinnon Helms, 56, of Salisbury, passed away on Thursday March 31, 2016 at Carolinas Medical Center – Northeast surrounded by family. Mr. Helms was born on April 22, 1959 in Hawaii to W.D. Helms and Shirley Yost Helms.
Eric retired from the City of Salisbury as the Manager of the Waste Water Treament Division after 30 years of service. He enjoyed going to car shows and loved Corvettes the most. Eric enjoyed antiquing, smoking a good cigar, going to the beach, or driving his corvette through the mountains. He loved to spend time with his family, friends, and his scottish terriers.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of five years, Sheila Helms of Salisbury; two sons, Jake Helms and wife Kimberly of Kannapolis, Reese Helms and wife Heaven of Kannapolis; a daughter, Brianna Wilcox of Salisbury; a sister, Deiatra Smith and husband Al of North Augusta, SC; and five grandchildren, Raegan and Whyatt Helms, Cadence Helms, Zoë Pace, and Bryson Nosker.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday April 5, 2016 at 6:15 PM at Powles Staton Funeral Home (913 West Main St., Rockwell, NC 28138) conducted by Pastor Gary Wyrick. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 5:00 – 6:00 PM at the funeral home.
Carolina Cremation of Salisbury is serving the Helms family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.