Funeral Services for Clyde “Eddy” Edward Helbert, 73, of Temple will be held 11 AM Friday, August 10, 2018 at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home, 500 W. Barton Avenue. A time of visitation and gathering will be 6 to 8 PM Thursday, August 9, 2018 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Eddy Helbert passed from this life on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at a local care facility. Mr. Helbert was born October 15, 1944 in Temple to Clyde E. and Edith Helbert.
Eddy was a resident of Temple and the Central Texas area his entire life. Mr. Helbert was a long-time member of Western Hills Church of Christ. He worked for Santa Fe Rail Road for more than 27 years. He was a member of Temple High School Class of ‘63 where he was a part of the football team. Since then he had been a life-long fan of Temple Wildcat Football. He also enjoyed watching his University of Texas Longhorns and Dallas Cowboys. At heart he was an outdoorsman, fishing and hunting whenever he was able with friends and family. Mr. Helbert loved to cook and eat all of the different wild game he would bring home from hunting trips. He enjoyed shooting sport competitions, he especially enjoyed coaching his daughter through many different types of competitions. Gunsmithing was great hobby of Eddy’s and after his retirement he became a well-known and distinguished gunsmith in our area.
At the heart of it all Eddy was a kind and gentle man. He loved animals of all kinds, especially his many pets throughout the years. Eddy was young at heart and children were always drawn to him. Above all else Eddy’s greatest treasure in life was his family. He was a family man at heart that always provided for those that he loved.
Mr. Helbert was preceded in death by parents and a brother, Johnny Helbert.
Those left to honor and cherish his memory are his beloved wife, Donna Lynn Helbert; daughter, Melissa Ellason; brothers, Joe Helbert, Jim Helbert; sisters, Joyce Altizer, Jeanine Barnes; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Frincke, Austin Ellason; as well many other friends and relatives.
The family request that in lieu of flowers please make donations to Western Hills Church of Christ Youth Ministry Camp or The Love of Christ, 210 North General Bruce Dr., Temple, TX 76504 or donations may be made online at www.westernhillsonline.org.
I was so sad to learn of Eddy's passing. Eddy and I knew each other since first grade and he was always a friend of mine. Eddy was a kind and loving gentleman and a friend to everyone who knew him. He will be missed by our class of 1963. Rest in Peace, Eddy and may our Lord bless you and your family.
Judy Boren TaylorMcKinney, TX
it was great to know this man and to his nurse
cora wiilefordtemple, TX
I am so sorry for. Your loss. Eddy was a good man. We graduated from Temple High in 1963. We have out 55 th Reunion and Eddy will be missed.
Joe MikeskaSalado, TX
Bless you Donna and family. God has taken his angel home to continue in his watch over you all. Of course, we've known Eddie most of our lives and know what a hole his passing leaves in your lives. May God bless you and give you peace as you begin the rest of your life here on Earth and grant you the faith to know you'll meet again some day. Love you,
Debbie and Joe
Joe and Debbie WinstonTemple, TX
Donna and family .Sorry to hear about Eddie. He was a great man. Our prayers are with you and your family.
David and Charlotte SchendelTemple, TX
Good man to work with on the Santa Fe
Jerry DeaverSan Saba, TX
Eddy was good man and a great friend I worked with him on the Railroad and when he had his gun shop I would stop by and spend time visiting!!! May God Bless
Kenneth DusekCameron, TX
I am sorry for your loss. May God continue to bless you. I saw the name and freaked out that it may be my friend, Teresa's husband. I presume that it's a family member anyway. I wish you all the best. Regina
Regina F MillerBelton, TX