C. C. “Bud” Helm of Maysville, Oklahoma went home to his Heavenly Father on April 18th, 2023. Bud was born August 20, 1941 in Paris, Texas to Christopher Columbus “Bud” Helm and Molita Fay (Strickland) Helm. He attended Byars and Stratford Schools, where he graduated in 1959. Bud was proud of his Chickasaw heritage and was a Chickasaw Warrior where he served as a sergeant in the Oklahoma National Guard from 1962 to 1968. He then attended East Central University in Ada where he met the love of his life, Linda. He completed a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Education. Bud spent most of his working career as a counselor in Oklahoma and North Texas schools. He positively impacted the lives of the students he worked with and was well-loved by his students and coworkers. Later in his career, he became a vocational counselor for the Texas Department of Corrections in Dallas, Texas. Bud had a passion for cattle and horses. After he retired, he continued to work full-time at his cattle ranch. He was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ and served as an elder and deacon in two different congregations.
He is preceded in death by his parents, nephew Jimbo Helm, great nephews Jake Bittle and Trey Helm, and great niece Brittney Rogers.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years Linda Helm, daughter Lana Helm of Maysville, daughter Nyree and husband Colby Shawn of Bridgeport, Texas. Brother Jimmy Helm of Byars. Granddaughter Skylar and husband Zack Ingram of Bowie, Texas. Grandson Cole Shawn of Justin,Texas. Great-grandsons Riggs and Knox Ingram of Bowie, Texas. Nieces Shara and husband Mike Rogers of Byars, Debbie and husband Keith Bittle of Stratford, Paige Helm of Stratford and several great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11am Saturday, April 22nd at Winans Funeral Home Chapel in Maysville. Service will be officiated by Buster Sides, minister at Blanchard Church of Christ. Family will receive visitors 1 hour before the service. Burial to follow at Green Hill Cemetery in Lindsay under the direction of John W Williams of Winans Funeral Home, Maysville. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.winansfuneralhome.com
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