James A. Helmick
TERRE HAUTE - James Alonzo "Meathead" Helmick, 69, of Terre Haute, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020 at his home. He was born on June 9, 1950, in Terre Haute to John C. and Kathryn (Grayless) Helmick.
James is survived by his wife of 37 years, Rebecca (Chrisman) Helmick of Terre Haute; children, Rob Kelley and wife Lorrie Leen, Melinda Wright and husband Don, and Lorrie Ann Orten and husband Jeff; grandchildren, Devan Helmick and fiancée Jacklynn Mullikin, Chris Wright, Colton Wright, Andrew Kelley and wife Leah, Derek Kelley and wife Mandy, Alainie Randolph and husband Tyler, Aliyah Orten, and Kobe Orten; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his in-laws, Andrew and Rosemary Chrisman.
James proudly served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He retired from the City of Terre Haute Street Department. He was a member of American Legion Post 328 and VFW Post 972. He was a member and Past Commander of Amvets Post 2 and Vigo County Veterans. James was also a member and Past Locale Chef of Voiture 40 & 8 and State Grande Chef du Indiana.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 26 at Roselawn Funeral Home. Graveside services will be private. Due to current Federal guidelines concerning mass gatherings during this time, there will be a strict limit of ten people permitted in the funeral home for visitation at all times. There may be a delay and increased wait times during visiting hours. We kindly ask that visitors maintain a safe distance from all other guests and staff and practice proper handwashing technique prior to and upon leaving the funeral home. If you are sick or have any symptoms, do not attend the visitation. Please leave condolences for the Helmick family at:
Published on March 23, 2020


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Tammy Terry
Mar 25, 2020
Becky - so sorry for the loss of Jim. One funny guy! prayers for you and your family!

Rege Riley P N C
Mar 25, 2020
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Mar 25, 2020
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Jennifer (Holmes) Beasley
Mar 25, 2020
Sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family. Jim is now in good hands.
Becky, sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family. Jim is now in good hands.
peggy Fagg
Mar 24, 2020
So sorry Becky. Praying for you at this time .
Mar 24, 2020
So sorry for your loss, Jimmy is my cousin . Love & Prayers for you and your family.
Mar 24, 2020
So saddened to hear of the passing of "Meathead". My prayers for Becky and family.
Mar 24, 2020
So sorry for your loss. He was an awesome guy.
Cynthia Schoffstall-Brown
Mar 24, 2020
So sorry for the family's loss. I remember the good times at the old Post 104 and his devotion to the veterans. RIP
Sharon Osborne
Mar 24, 2020
Now you and Ozzie can cabits!! AMVETS
Mike Davis
Mar 24, 2020
Shared a lot of good times, lots of road trips. So much to say, so hard to put into words. Rest in Peace my friend.