Johnnie William ‘J.W.’ Hellard

Published 2:29 pm Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Johnnie William “J.W.” Hellard, 89, of Mocksville, died on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015.

His wife, Catherine Spry Hellard, died July 25, 2011. They were married for more than 67 years.

Mr. Hellard was a native and lifelong resident of Davie County, born April 28, 1926, to the late Charlie S. and Annie Crotts Hellard. He retired from Ingersoll Rand as an assembler and had worked at Fiber Industries as a production worker and machinist. He was best known around Davie County for his skills as a mason. Despite the fact that he did not have a great deal of formal education, he was a wise man who believed that knowledge came from listening to others.

Survivors: sons, Ron D. Hellard (Elissa) and Jack G. Hellard (Myra) of Mocksville; 3 grandchildren, Trevor Hellard, Jason Hellard and Heather Jarvis (Anthony “Bubba”); 4 great-grandchildren, Logan Foust (Josh), Naomi Hellard, Sage and Summer Jarvis; and a great-great-grandchild, Ellison Foust.

As long as his health permitted, he was a faithful member of Turrentine Baptist Church where a celebration of life service was to be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, officiated by Revs. Fred Carlton and Joe Smith. Burial was to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation at Davie Funeral Service was to be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7.