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Clyde Helbert

October 15, 1944 — August 5, 2018

Funeral Services for Clyde "Eddy" Edward Helbert, 73, of Temple will be held 11 AM Friday, August 10, 2018 at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home, 500 W. Barton Avenue. A time of visitation and gathering will be 6 to 8 PM Thursday, August 9, 2018 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Eddy Helbert passed from this life on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at a local care facility. Mr. Helbert was born October 15, 1944 in Temple to Clyde E. and Edith Helbert.

Eddy was a resident of Temple and the Central Texas area his entire life. Mr. Helbert was a long-time member of Western Hills Church of Christ. He worked for Santa Fe Rail Road for more than 27 years. He was a member of Temple High School Class of ‘63 where he was a part of the football team. Since then he had been a life-long fan of Temple Wildcat Football. He also enjoyed watching his University of Texas Longhorns and Dallas Cowboys. At heart he was an outdoorsman, fishing and hunting whenever he was able with friends and family. Mr. Helbert loved to cook and eat all of the different wild game he would bring home from hunting trips. He enjoyed shooting sport competitions, he especially enjoyed coaching his daughter through many different types of competitions. Gunsmithing was great hobby of Eddy's and after his retirement he became a well-known and distinguished gunsmith in our area.

At the heart of it all Eddy was a kind and gentle man. He loved animals of all kinds, especially his many pets throughout the years. Eddy was young at heart and children were always drawn to him. Above all else Eddy's greatest treasure in life was his family. He was a family man at heart that always provided for those that he loved.

Mr. Helbert was preceded in death by parents and a brother, Johnny Helbert.

Those left to honor and cherish his memory are his beloved wife, Donna Lynn Helbert; daughter, Melissa Ellason; brothers, Joe Helbert, Jim Helbert; sisters, Joyce Altizer, Jeanine Barnes; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Frincke, Austin Ellason; as well many other friends and relatives.

The family request that in lieu of flowers please make donations to Western Hills Church of Christ Youth Ministry Camp or The Love of Christ, 210 North General Bruce Dr., Temple, TX 76504 or donations may be made online at


Harper-Talasek Funeral Home Chapel
500 W. Barton Ave.
Temple, TX  76501
Thursday, August 9, 2018
6-8 PM



HarperTalasek Funeral Home
500 West Barton Ave
Temple, TX  76501
Friday, August 10, 2018
11 AM


Hillcrest Cemetery
1873 N. 1st Street
Temple, TX  76501

Memorial Contributions

Western Hills Church of Christ Youth Ministry Camp
210 North General Bruce Dr
Temple, TX  76504

The Love of Christ
210 North General Bruce Dr.
Temple, TX  76504

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