William Herbert Helm

William Herbert Helm, 37, known affectionately as Will, lived a life marked by service, dedication, and love for his family. Born on January 19, 1987, in Webster, Texas, he was the cherished son of Herbert and Sharon Helm and Raul and Patty Castillo.

After graduating from Clear Lake High School in 2005, Will embarked on a journey of selflessness by joining the Marine Corps, where he proudly served his country. Following his military service, he ventured into various projects related to offshore work, rigs, and plants, which afforded him the opportunity to explore different parts of the world, from Brazil and Germany to Saudi Arabia and beyond.

As his children grew, Will’s priorities shifted, and he pursued a career path that allowed him to spend more time with his family. His determination led him to earn a Mathematics Degree from the University of Houston – Clear Lake in May 2021. He found fulfillment in his role as an Engineering Analyst at G&H Towing, where he cherished his job and the camaraderie of his colleagues.

Will’s greatest joy was his family. He shared 16 beautiful years of marriage with his beloved wife, Carrie Hendricks-Helm, and together they raised their sons, Liam and John Helm, with love and devotion. Will’s love extended to his extended family, included his parents, Herbert and Sharon Helm and Raul and Patty Castillo; his sister and her husband, Tara and Preston Smith; their children, Cooper and Ethan Smith; his brother and his wife, Karl and Ann Helm; their children, Marvin and Avery Helm; his step-brother and his wife, Raul and Maggie Castillo; his step-sister and her children, Belinda Castillo and Siara and Manny; step-brothers, Mike, Jeremy, and Chad Ledbetter, and Matt Mcfatter; grandmother, Nelda Grimm, and many Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. Additionally, he leaves behind numerous friends and colleagues who will all deeply miss his presence and hold dear the memories they shared.

In the face of pancreatic cancer, Will demonstrated remarkable resilience and courage, fighting until his last breath surrounded by his cherished wife and sons. A private service will be held with his family. In addition, another service will be held to honor Will’s life, with a Celebration of Life scheduled at the S. Mike Lacy American Legion Unit 554, where friends, family, and colleagues can gather to pay tribute to his memory and find solace in each other’s company. A later date and time will be provided.

Will’s legacy of love, courage, and dedication will forever endure in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know him. May his memory be a source of comfort and inspiration to all who mourn his passing.


  1. Such a great friend and humans being. He was taken from us too soon and will be so missed. He truly left a mark in our hearts that will forever stay. Salud, Will! Until we meet again.

  2. Sending our deepest condolences to Carrie, John, Liam, family, friends, loved ones and colleagues. Will was truly an amazing person and I’m thankful I had the opportunity to meet him through Carrie. There will be no more suffering or pain. Rest in peace Will! 🕊️

    Ashley Lee
  3. Our deepest sympathy to his family 🙏

    Diane and Greg Weber
  4. Will was a true inspiration to many of us here at G&H Towing . We started the same week at G&H Towing. I looked forward to his morning chats and talking with him throughout the day. The stories he shared about the love for his family was inspirational. He was very talented and had so much to offer. He will be missed. I am glad I was able to get to know him.

    JC Andrews
  5. It’s hard to find a finer man, husband to my great niece Carrie and father of two wonderful boys. And funny! What a great sense of humor he had. You will be missed in my heart.

    Sara Hendricks
  6. I’m so glad I was able to meet and know will. We had great work conservations covering a variety of topics about life, sharing books, etc. Mr. Helm will be missed.
    You will be missed my friend!
    God bless you and the Helm family.

    Tahj Bomar
  7. Herb, although I didn’t know your son personally I know he is in the best hands now and has earned his Angel Wings. I’m happy you were able to celebrate his birthday, a happy memory forever. Forever in your heart and always in your memories ❤️

  8. My prayers are with your whole family.🙏

    Bonnie commons
  9. What a loss to his family, friends, and the world itself. I’m sure he had much more love and kindness to give. I hope his little family holds on to the love and kindness he left them.

    Aunt Marty
  10. Sending prayers and love from the Bayside Intermediate family. Please accept our deepest condolences.

    Joey Thomas
  11. So sad for the family. You all have my and Jay’s condolences. Will has the biggest heart and the sweeting disposition. He just stepped through the door to His eternal home.. I ask Will “Why are you so nice?”.
    Will said, ” My mom raised me that way!!”. One day we’ll all be together again and what joy that will be.

  12. Carrie, Liam and John, My heart is broken but he no longer is in pain. He will be watching over you! Grandma loves you all so much. He was such a wonderful grandson! Great grandmother Nelda

    Nelda Grimm
  13. Dear Will,
    We had such good conversations about life and work for the near future, with all we had in mind, I bless you to your eternal home.
    You will be missed, am glad I had a change to know you,
    My family condolences for all family members related to William Helm.
    Hendrik Smits

    Hendrik Smits
  14. Carrie, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Will and I travelled many places together and had many good memories along the way. My heart goes out to you and your family.

    Jason Cottrell

    Jason Cottrell
  15. Our deepest Condolences to the family, our hearts are with you.
    Marty and Gayle Keck

    Martin Keck
  16. It was an honor to know Will, such a wonderful person. He loved his family so much.

    Veronica Guzman
  17. Pat and Carrie;
    I am so sorry for your loss. Wish there was something I could do to bring him back. He sure loved being married and a father of 2 boys. A good man, for sure!! Too young to visit heaven!!
    Terry and Marcela Swanson

    Marcela Swanson
  18. Will a great person that loved his family and friends. He’ll be missed dearly by everyone. My condolences to his wife, his 2 sons, and his family may be Rest In Peace. Love you man 🙏


    Ignacio Mendez
  19. I am so sorry for your loss. Sounds like he was a lot of fun. Treasure the memories you made with him. He will be missed. MN Cousin Scott and Karen Bartsch

    Scott and Karen Bartsch

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