| Olen Ray (Jake) Helmick, Sr., age 76, of Fredericksburg, VA passed this life on
Thursday, January 14, 2016 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, VA.
Born on April 20, 1939 in Moorefield, WV, he was the son of the late Arnold L.
Helmick and Nannie Whetzel Helmick. Mr. Helmick was a carpenter and member of
the Faith Baptist Church in Fredericksburg, VA. He was loved by all that met him.
Jake was kind and generous, never asking for anything in return for his kindness.
He always had a smile on his face and never complained about anything. Though he
is gone, we grieve with faith, knowing he is with the Lord and
we will someday join him.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters. He is
survived by two daughters, Denise H. Evans (Bryon) of Spotslyvania, VA and Katina
H. Morris (Lonnie) of Topeka, KS; one step-daughter, Samantha Mock of
Fredericksburg, VA; one son, Olen R. Helmick, II (Jenny) of Fredericksburg, VA; four
sisters, Bonnie Mersing of Albright, WV, Mildred “Millie” Shockey of Moorefield,
WV, Loretta Helmick of Ridgeley, WV, Linda H. Austin of Elkins, WV; two brothers,
Wilmer “Bill” Helmick and Michael Helmick, both of Moorefield, WV; ten
grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 p.m., Monday, January 18, 2016 at
Elmore Funeral Home in Moorefield, WV. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.
m., Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at the funeral home with Pastor Becky Bennett
officiating. Burial will follow in the Olivet Cemetery in Moorefield, WV.
Arrangements are under the direction of Elmore Funeral Home.