James Carl Helt, age 79 of Clever, died April 10, 2020. He was born August 3, 1940 in Tabernash, Colorado, the son of Thomas Franklin and Jesse Edna (Sutton) Helt.
On April 12, 1958, James was united in marriage to Carolyn Miller. James worked as a masonry contractor. He enjoyed working in his shop, wood working and creating clay tile products. James attended Hurley Baptist Church.
Survivors include: his wife, Carolyn Helt of Clever; children, James "Jim" Helt of Brighton, Barbara Stogner and husband Dee of Clever and William "Bill" Helt and wife Teresa of Clever; grandchildren, Amanda Barke and husband Chris of Highlandville, Franklin Helt of Clever, John Stogner and wife Autumn of Republic, Anita Bean and husband Chris of Lee's Summit and Kevin Helt and wife Erin of Clever; 13 great grandchildren, two brothers, Ed Helt and wife Donna of Potosi and Richard "Rick" Helt and wife Alice of Arkansas; a sister, Bibi Lee and husband Frank of Arkansas ; and a host of nieces and nephews.
James was preceded in death by his parents; and his other siblings.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at Frazier Cemetery in Boaz, under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Visitation will be from 11 A.M. -1 P.M. Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.
Friends are welcome to pay their respects to Mr. Helt by entering the Adams Funeral Home Nixa chapel one or two at a time Wednesday, April 15, 2020 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. in order to comply with health safety measures set forth by the governor, the county and the city.
To help protect our community and those we serve, we will be following safety practices as we navigate this ever changing situation with COVID-19. As of March 23, our governor implemented a 10 person limit at gatherings which includes funerals. We will be working with families to create opportunities to honor their loved ones while keeping them and the public as safe as possible. Please check the obituaries on our website for specific information about each service. Because of the fluidity of this situation, our practices may need to continue to change. We will do our best to update the public to those changes. Working together with our community we hope will help bring a swifter end to this challenging and concerning situation. As always, if there is anything our staff can do to help community members or if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call. May God bless you all.