2010-09-23 / Obituaries

Crawford Hansen Helms

October 13, 1949 - September 12, 2010

Crawford Helms, a former West Oso ISD superintendent, died Sunday after a heart attack. He was the son of the late P.A. & Amalia Helms Sr. of Serbin and grew up and attended school in Giddings. Helms graduated from Sam Houston State University with a bachelor’s and master’s degree, and later received a doctoral degree from the University of Houston. Helms retired in June 2009 as superintendent of the West Oso Independent School District. During his tenure Helms led the school district to win several awards and pass bonds to build a new high school and an elementary school.

He recently was working as interim superintendent for the Aransas Pass Independent School District. Survivors include his wife, Jillana Sumrall Helms, and two sons, Adam and Andy Helms.

Funeral services for Crawford Helms, 60 of Corpus Christi and formerly of Giddings,were held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at Seaside Funeral Home in Corpus Christi. A graveside service was held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at the Giddings City Cemetery in Giddings, Texas.

Arrangements under the direction of Seaside Funeral Home, 4357 Oceans Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412. (361)992-9411

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