Doy Cecil Helmick, Sr., 77, of Claymont, DE, passed away on January 28, 2009 at Wilmington Hospital. He was the husband of Doris Peters Helmick with whom he shared 55 years of marriage.
Born in Frenchton, WV, he was the son of the late Creed W. Helmick and Kathleen A. Riggleman Helmick Crawford. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during the Korean War and retired from W.J. Ryan Excavators. He was a longtime member of the Lions Club of Claymont.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Helmick is survived by his sons: Doy C., Jr. (Beverly), Glenn, Blair (Sharon); daughters: Kathleen Weiss (James), Charlene Blanchard (Roger), Maureen; siblings: Troy Helmick, Lynn Helmick, Ann Crawford and Joan Palmer; 18 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
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