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Frank Wade Helvey, Jr.

BORN:
07/06/1938
DIED:
03/11/2020
LOCATION:
South Charleston, WV

Frank Wade Helvey, Jr.

Frank Wade Helvey, Jr., 81, of South Charleston, passed away on March 11, 2020 at Hubbard Hospice House West.

He was born in Charleston, WV to the late Frank Wade and Dorothy Louise Simms Helve. He was a 1957 graduate of South Charleston High School and graduated from Marshall University and West Virginia University Law School. He was a public defender throughout his career.  He was an avid reader.

He is survived by his brother and sister in law, Robert Lee and Maureen Helvey; nephews, Eric Lee, David Farr, and Robert Andrew Helvey.

At Frank’s request he will be cremated and no services will be held.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest donation be made to the Kanawha Charleston Human Association, 1248 Greenbrier St, Charleston, WV 25311.

Memories of Frank may be shared by visiting snodgrassfuneral.com and selecting the obituary. Snodgrass Funeral Home is assisting the family with these arrangements.

2 replies
  1. Janet Zerbe says:

    My husband Tom Zerbe were friends for over 50 years. Tom admired Frank’s history in the civil right’s
    Movie in Huntington WV and Charleston.He was very active in the desegregation of Rock Lake Pool and participated in protest demonstrations at segregated restaurants in Huntington. He was a graduate of West Virginia Universitu school if Law. He was the compliance director of the West Virgins Human Rights Commission.
    Frank’s wit and humor and yes, his at times curmudgeon like nature were part of his charm.
    I hope his family will preserve some of his papers for archives of the local civil rights history.

  2. Janet Zerbe says:

    My husband Tom Zerbe was friends for over 50 years with Frank.Tom admired Frank’s history in the civil right’s movement
    In Huntington WV and Charleston.He was very active in the desegregation of Rock Lake Pool and participated in protest demonstrations at segregated restaurants in Huntington. He was a graduate of West Virginia Universitu school if Law. He was the compliance director of the West Virgins Human Rights Commission.
    Frank’s wit and humor and yes, his at times curmudgeon like nature were part of his charm.
    I hope his family will preserve some of his papers for archives of the local civil rights history.

Condolences

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