Tommy Helpert, 69, died Thursday, March 6, 2008.

He was born Jan. 26, 1939, in Robstown to John and Barbara Witzche Helpert. Tommy retired from Nueces Electric Co-Op after 47 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette Helpert; his brother, Leon Helpert; and his parents.

He is survived by his son, Steve Helpert of Robstown; his brother, Fred (Marsha) Helpert of Corpus Christi; his sister, Ruth (Carroll) West of Loyola Beach; his sister-in-law, Mary Helpert of Corpus Christi; and two grandchildren.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Friday, March 7, in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 8, in St. Anthony Catholic Church in Violet with the Rev. Richard Filice as celebrant. Burial followed in the St. Anthony Cemetery in Violet.

In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make contributions to St. Anthony Catholic Church or to your favorite charity.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home