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James Clinton Helm

October 8, 1941 ~ April 24, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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James Helm Obituary

James (Snuffy) Clinton Helm went on to be with Jesus on April 24th, 2023. Snuffy was born in Rule, Texas on October 8th, 1941 to James Helm and Odessa Camp Helm Hatfield. Snuffy was raised by many different family members and started a family of his own when he met the love of his life Mary Harman. Snuffy and Mary were married 42 years until Mary went to be with the Lord in 2006. Snuffy and Mary have 3 boys, William (Billy) Ray (Rhonda), Lyman Dewayne (Stacey) and Leldon Edward, who gave them several grandchildren and great grandchildren to love through the years. Snuffy has six siblings, Judy Hatfield Daniels, Jerry Hatfield, Ed Hatfield, Patsy Helm Fraizer, Floyd Helm, and Lee Helm. When Mary was alive, Snuffy loved to take her fishing up and down the Texas Coast; he also enjoyed taking her to flea markets and to visit family. Snuffy was a very gifted fabricator and operator who worked for many different contractors in diverse fields including major oil companies, international environmental companies, and he even did some specialized fabricating for NASA. He loved to weld and gave his artwork to loved ones to display in their yards. Snuffy had a big heart for people who needed help. On many occasions when the boys were young, he would pick up hitchhikers and help them out along the way; he would take some home so they could eat some of Mary's famous cooking and shower before they once again hit the road. Snuffy was a "one of a kind" unique individual. With a dip of Garrett Snuff, a chew of Mail Pouch, and a cold Schlitz in his hand, Snuffy wore his name well. Snuffy will truly be missed by the family and friends that had the honor of knowing him. A memorial service is being scheduled for the first part of June; details will be shared as they are finalized. 

For Jesus' Sake 2 Cr 4:5

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Memorial Service
June 9, 2023

4:00 PM
The Gathering
297 FM 20
Bastrop, TX 78602


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