Alvin Helm, Sr., 73, of Orange, passed away in Orange, Wednesday, July 13.
Funeral services were held at Dorman Funeral Home, Sunday, July 17, with burial following at Autumn Oaks Memorial Parks in Orange.
Alvin was born July 9, 1943 in Houston, to the late Laura Sue (Duke) and Roy D. Helm. He worked for Sheet Metal Local #54, formerly #196, and also worked as a sheet metal journeyman. He was a loving husband to his wife of 52 years, Arlie. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and playing cards with the union men. Spending time with his family while sitting on the front porch at Toledo Bend was something that Alvin dearly loved. He was also a baseball coach for many years for Twin County Little League in the pony, colt, and little league divisions. Alvin was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather that will be dearly missed.
 
Those who preceded Alvin in death are his parents; sisters, Linda Dotson and Helen Barker and his brother, Leroy Helm.
 
He is survived by his loving wife, Arlie Helm; daughter, Cynthia Longlois and her husband, Keith of Orange; son, Alvin Helm, Jr. and his wife, Mechelle of Lakeview; sisters, Carelyn Fort of Tyler, Judy Reeves and her husband, Edward, of Orange and Janet Owens and her husband, Jimmy, of Mt. Enterprise; brother, Michael Helm and his wife, Joy, of Gallatin; sister-in-law, Pearl Helm, who was married to the late Leroy Helm, of Orange; brother-in-law, Dana Barker, who was married to the late Helen Barker, of  Mt. Enterprise; grandchildren, Rebecca Baker, Kevin Ford and Jessica Longlois and his great-grandchildren, Jack Baker and Allison Baker.
 
The family wishes to express their thanks for the kind and loving care provided by Family Care Assisted Living to Alvin. 

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for memorial  donations, on behalf of Alvin Helm, to be made to Family Care Assisted Living; 515 Crepe Myrtle Orange, Texas 77630.