July 24, 1935 - July 22, 2022
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Walter Henry Helm, Jr, of Titusville, Florida, died Friday, July 22, 2022, at the Hospice of
St. Francis in Titusville. He was two days short of his 87th birthday.
Walt was born July 24, 1935, in Madison, Tennessee, to Walter Henry Helm, Sr. and
Aline Lavender Helm. He grew up in Old Hickory, Tennessee and attended Peabody
Preparatory High School in Nashville. He continued his education at the University of
Tennessee, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
He worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority for a short time followed by a 35 year
career in the aerospace industry with the Chrysler Corporation and at the Kennedy
Space Center. Walt and Joyce lived for 31 years on Merritt Island and moved to
Titusville in 1996.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joyce Helm; two children, 5 granddaughters, and