Charles Murray Helms

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Charles Murray “Charlie” Helms, 67, passed away on March 4, 2017 in Milam, Texas. Charlie was born on April 5, 1949 in Conroe, Texas to parents, Dillard and Jessie “Faye” (Mayfield) Helms. Charlie worked for Wilson Downhole LC, La and opened C and H Rental Tools LC, La. He was the president of RAM Rental Tools which later became STS in 1985. He patented various tools including the Top Entry Access System in 1994. Charlie sold his business in 1998 and stayed on with Oil States Energy Services until he retired in 2012. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, spending time with his family, video poker, gardening, cigars, iced tea, and loved doing for others. He was full of life, had a great sense of humor, loved making people happy and seeing their faces when he introduced them to new experiences.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, Dillard and Jessie Helms; son, Charles Murray Helms, Jr.; and first wife, Donna Helms.

He is survived by his wife, Laurie Vice Helms; children, Michelle Cantu, Brandi Ballard and husband David Ballard, Kami Brown and fiancé Brad Smith, Michael Clemmons and Lacy Guidry, and Jessica Clemmons; sisters, Linda Heuitt and Becca Love; grandchildren, Brittany Boutte and husband Danny Boutte, Kendra Parrack and husband Danny Parrack, Max Cantu, Dylan Broussard and wife Stormie Broussard, Hayley Ballard, Madison Ballard, and Riley Brown; great grandchildren, Kyra Boutte, Norah Parrack, Haddie Parrack, Brex Boutte, Winnie Parrack and Eleanor Broussard; many family members and friends.

Friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation with the family from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor McCauley Austin officiating.

Condolences can be sent to the Helms family in care of Jeter Funeral Home at

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