Published 10:21 am Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Ronald Helmer, 80, passed away at a local hospital on September 21, 2017, surrounded by his family.
Mr. Helmer was born in Bayou Chicot, Louisiana, on March 6, 1937. He honorably and faithfully served our country in the United States Army during the Korean Crisis and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Following his discharge from the Army, he moved to Sulphur and began his career with George Theriot’s as advertising manager and later as property manager.
He worked for the company for 55 years. Mr. Helmer enjoyed spending his time with his wife and family. His family was his greatest love in life and his grandsons adored him and he them. He was an avid hunter and treasured times were spent at his hunting lease in West Texas and at their family camp in Bayou Chicot hunting turkey and deer, and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Theriot Helmer of 35 years; daughter, Joni Helmer; son, Jon Helmer and wife Julie; and grandsons, Garon, Grant and Gunner Helmer and step-children, Missy Conder of Atlanta, Ga., Mimi Kerpoe of Panama City Beach, Fla., and George Hyatt of Aurora, Colo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Bessie Helmer; his sister, Shirley Johnson Courtney; and brothers, Laurant and Donald Helmer; and grandson Gavin Helmer.
His funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 25, 2017, at Johnson-Robison Funeral Home. Rev. John Hoffpauir will officiate.
Burial will follow the service at Mimosa Pines North Cemetery under the direction of Johnson-Robison Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, September 24, 2017, from 5-8 p.m. with visitation continuing on Monday at 9 a.m. until time of the service.
Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of Bayou Chicot, 1042 Dossman Lake Road, St. Landry, LA 71367.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.johnsonrobisonfh.net.