Dickson Helmick, 1918-2013

CORTLAND – Dickson Helmick, 94, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at his home.

He was born Aug. 29, 1918, in Jenningston,W.Va., the son of the late Preston and Hettie Jane Long Helmick.

Dickson was a member of Bazetta Christian Church and retired from Packard Electric in 1982 after 30 years of faithful service. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He will be dearly missed by his daughter, Jacqueline (Kenneth) Perman of Berea, Ky.; a son, James (Linda) Helmick of Bristol; a daughter-in-law, Beverly Helmick of Cortland; eight grandchildren, James (Donna) Helmick Jr., Cory Helmick, Jonathan Helmick, Kimberly (Matthew) Falter, Karen (Steve) Smith, Kevin (Amie) Helmick, Robert Perman and Kelly (Scott) Madden; 12 great-grandchildren, Rebecca and Rachelle Calvin, Allison Smith, Preston Helmick, Michael, Tyler, Brian and William Madden, Colin and Cadence Perman, and Robert and Miranda Helmick; a sister, Texie Parker; half-brothers Frank, Bruce and Hugh Thompson; and half-sisters Betty Woodford, Ruby Cooper and Bessie Meyer.

Dickson was preceded in death by his wife, Jane (Nethken), in 2012; a son, Joseph Helmick; twin granddaughters Dawn Marie and Jamie Lynn Perman; brothers Charles and Art Helmick; sisters Carrie Hughes and Sadie Helmick; half-brothers Lester and Seymour Thompson; half-sisters Ruth Waybright and Grace Lugo; and two stepbrothers, Blake and Bland Thompson.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Roberts-Clark Funeral Chapel, 180 Garfield Drive, Warren, OH 44483. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Bazetta Christian Church, 4131 Hoagland Blackstub Road, Cortland, OH 44410. Pastor Paul Leone will officiate.

Interment will follow at the Hillside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Bazetta Christian Church.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel.

Friends and family may view the obituary online and send condolences at robertsclarkchapel.com.

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