Troy Presley Helleson


Troy Presley Helleson, 95, of Bosqueville, slept peacefully into heaven in the early morning hours of March 30th.

Funeral Service: Noon Saturday, April 1st at Western Heights Baptist Church.

Burial: Waco Memorial Park.

6 to 8PM Friday, March 31st at Lake Shore Funeral Home.

Troy was born September 24, 1921 to Ralph and Nella Helleson in Patrick, Texas. He attended school in Bosqueville. He served in the US Army during WWII in the Pacific and was selected to serve in General MacArthur’s Honor Guard. He was married to Lois Dashner Helleson for 51 years before her death in 2001. He was also preceded in death by his parents and sister, Imogene Willingham. He retired from Mercury Tool as a gifted tool and dye maker in 1986. After retiring, he loved spending time outdoors, always having two large gardens and fruit and pecan trees. He enjoyed camping, fishing, bowling, picking up cans on the highway on his moped, playing cards with his family and friends, and making pear preserves. He was a member of Western Heights Baptist Church of Waco.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Shirley Helleson Batson of Waco, and Mary Tunmire Carmichael of Kingwood; his son, Jimmie Helleson and wife Gloria of China Spring; his son-in-law, Bobby Batson of China Spring; his grandchildren, Susan and Trent Gardner of Hewitt, Julie and Reed Burton of Round Rock, Dewayne and Kelleye Helleson of Daingerfield, and Jana and Wayne Cotton of Flower Mound; twelve beloved great-grandchildren; several special nieces and nephews; and his best friend, Wilburn Winkelman.

Memorials may be made to Caritas, Fuzzy Friends, or your favorite charity.

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

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  1. Jimmie, Gloria, Shirley, & family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I always thought so highly of your Dad. He was such a warm and friendly person each time I saw him down through the years. May God be your refuge in the loss and also in the days ahead. Shirley Grube

  2. Mikie and Bill Taylor

    Shirley, Mary, Jimmy and family,

    Bill and I want to express our sincere sympathy to you. We have many memories of times spent together with PawPaw and MawMaw at Holidays, Sunday evenings, and special occasions, all revolving around the love of good friends and our kids. When I think of PawPaw this verse comes to mind.
    ” But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere”. James 3:17
    What a wonderful life lived on this earth, and what a beautiful way to enter Our Lord’s Kingdom to live eternally. May God bless each of you. Mikie and Bill Taylor

  3. John and Cheryl Potts

    Dear Shirley,

    So sad to hear of your Daddy’s passing. Thoughts and prayers for all the family.

  4. You are in my thoughts & prayers, Jim & Gloria (& family). I pray the Lord will comfort you in your sorrow. With sincere sympathy, Ginger Norred

  5. Shirley and family, I’m so sorry for your loss! Your Dad was such a gentle and kind man and I know he will be greatly missed! My love and condolences to you, Susan, Julie and your sweet families.

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