Bruce Stephen Helmly, 66, of Savannah, Georgia, died Wednesday evening, January 8, 2020, at Memorial University Medical Center.
Born in Savannah, Georgia, he was a son of Eleanor “Ellie” Sue Hall Loewen and Harry Lanier Helmly, Sr. Bruce was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. He retired as a Master Firefighter from the City of Savannah Fire Department.
Surviving are his wife, Tara Smith Helmly; two daughters, Jessica L. Richard and her husband, Paul, and Stephanie Dial; five grandchildren, Ethan Richard, Brayden Richard, Jordin Richard, Nolan Harwell and Josie Dial; one great-grandson, Avery Buffer; his mother, Eleanor “Ellie” Sue Hall Loewen; his father, Harry Lanier Helmly, Sr.; one sister, Linda H. Ross and her husband, John; two brothers, Harry L. Helmly, Jr. and his wife, Katrina, and Glenn Helmly, and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 Sunday afternoon, January 12, 2020, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.
A memorial service will be held at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon, January 12, 2020, in the chapel of Gamble Funeral Service conducted by Pastor Steve Hilgeman. Interment will be private.