In Memory of



Obituary for Albert Helm

Funeral services for Albert Helm, 86, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, February 14, 2022 at the First United Methodist Church with Lou Ellerbrook officiating. Burial will follow in Childress Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Sunday, February 13, 2022 from 1-3 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home.
He passed away February 9, 2022 in Childress.
Albert was born November 9, 1935 in Haskell County to Louis and Ella Kasting Helm. He attended school in Lueders, Avoca, Highland and Roscoe, where he graduated in 1954. His first job was with Roscoe State bank from 1954-58. In 1958, he volunteered for the draft into the U.S. Army. He served at Fort Hood in the artillery unit until shipping out for Germany. While in Germany, he served Freidburg, Frankfort and Hannou. He served as a legal clerk in Headquarters where he took minutes and typed them of all court hearings.
From 1960-62 he was a teller at Roscoe State Bank before moving to a cashier position at the Bank of Commerce in Abilene from 1962-66. He married Melba Wilson and moved to Odessa to work for First State bank as assistant cashier in 1966. In 1968-69, he served as president of Bangs First State Bank. In 1969, he took a position as loan officer at the First National Bank of Ballinger before moving to Childress in 1976 as a loan officer at First National Bank (First Bank & Trust). In 1988 he became the branch manager at Citizens State Bank of Childress serving in that role until 1990. That year he went back to First Bank & Trust as a cashier. In 1991, he went to work for Edward Jones of Childress before retirement in 2002 when he decided to travel and work in his shop restoring and refinishing furniture.
He served in the Lions Club for many years serving as president and treasurer in several towns he lived, he was a member of the Bobcat Boosters Club also serving as treasurer, he also was a member and served as president of the Childress Sportsman and Anglers Club and the Chambers of Commerce in both Ballinger and Childress, where he was president.
He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Childress. He served on boards in several churches where he lived as official board, trustees and finance on several occasions. He was a member of the church choir for 20 years, The Pathfinders class for 26 years and the Methodist Men. He loved to work around the church, he sponsored many youth mission trips and continued to invite others to worship the Lord.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Agnes Helm Miller and husband, Robert; Louis Helm and wife, Margie; Milbert Helm; and Robert Helm.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Melba Helm; three sons, Daryl Helm and wife, Tina, Alan Helm and wife, Rebecca and Nathan Helm and wife, Brittanie; great granddaughters Charlie Rose and Emma Mary; sister Willie Mae Helm and two sisters-in-law, Cleola Helm and Faye Helm.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or Childress We Can Care.