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Walter Helmick

July 7, 1948 — June 30, 2024


Walter "Junior" Helmick, Jr., 75, of Davis, passed away on June 30, 2024, surrounded by his family. Born on July 7, 1948, in Benbush, he was the son of the late Walter S. and Sharlene M. (Carr) Helmick.

Junior started working for Milkint's garage as a young man; moving on to the Kingsford Charcoal Plant and then tug boat service in Virginia, and retired as a skilled painter. He enjoyed the thrill of scratch off tickets, buying and selling his newly found treasures, and pranking people. His most famous prank, the acorn nut, will be remembered by countless people who visited Tucker County for vacation. Junior always had a smile on his face, a story to tell, and never met a stranger. He will be missed by his family, friends, and community.

He is survived by his two children, Michael Haynes and wife Sunny, and Ashley Griffin and husband Eddie; Seven grandchildren, Lowgan Carlisle, Ian Helmick, Jadyn Griffin, Annalyn Griffin, Jackson Griffin, Bailey Tallent, and Gavin Rodgers; six siblings, Joyce Wilson, Patty Stukey, Brenda Lipscomb, Janice Richards, Janet Goldman and husband Mark, Mike Helmick and wife Carol; a sister in law, Carol "Cookie" Helmick, along with a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gail Helmick; his son, Ryan Helmick, and two siblings, Robert Helmick and Sandra Mason.

Junior's request for cremation was honored. A celebration of life will be held on July 27, 2024, from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Hinkle-Fenner Funeral Home.

The Hinkle-Fenner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Helmick family at this time.

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Saturday, July 27, 2024

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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567 Thomas Avenue, Davis, WV 26260

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