A memorial service for Jim Helt, 72, of Zephyr, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 6, 2017 at First Christian Church. Heartland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He died Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital in Dallas.

He was born Nov. 23, 1944 in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania to James William and Grace Lillian (Mock) Helt.

Survivors include his wife, Nila Helt of Zephyr; two sons, Charles Helt and wife Heather of Bangs and James Robert Helt and wife Jamie of Buda; a daughter, Michelle Gibson and husband (Charles) of Grand Prairie; seven grandchildren; and a brother, Steve Helt and wife Betsy of Oklahoma City.