KANNAPOLIS Steven Wayne "Red" Helms, 69, of Kannapolis, went to be with the Lord Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Tucker Hospice House, following a period of declining health. Steven was born May 2, 1950, in Iredell County, a son of the late Robert Jackson Helms Jr. and Margaret Mercury Church Helms. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Faye Helms. He was the longest male member of Memorial Baptist Church where he was an active member as long as his health permitted. He also was a coach for the Dixie Youth baseball for 15 years. He loved working with children. Steven was a bus driver for the Cabarrus County School System. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather. Family members left to cherish Steven's memory are this wife of 39 1/2 years, Sandy Goodman Helms; sons, Robert (Bobby) Helms and Amber Brock of Kannapolis, Steven (Stevie) Helms and Amanda Hawkins of Kannapolis; and a grandchild, Landon Alexander Richards-Helms. He held a special love for Peyton Faulkner, Lawson Faulkner, Kyndal Faulkner and Tilman Faulkner. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 22, at Memorial Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Jason Barber. Interment will follow in Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., prior to the service. At other times they will be at the residence. Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081 or to the American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Ave. Ste. 100, Charlotte, NC 28207. Whitley's Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Helms. Online condolences may be sent at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com.