August 24, 1936 - May 11, 2017
Chester LeRoy Helt, 80, of Charlotte, NC died on May 11, 2017. He was born in Modesto, CA on August 24, 1936 to Henry and Elizabeth Helt.
Chet graduated from Cal Poly State University in 1961. He practiced architecture for 47 years and owned his own firm C.L. Helt, Architect Inc. He was an active member of Park Road Baptist Church and was also active in multiple civic groups in the greater Charlotte area. Chet was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. He was always concerned about how he could help and provide for others. His profession of architecture was his hobby. Chet loved spending time in the mountains, at the beach, and traveling with his family and friends. He was a strong Christian man who lived his faith every day.
Chet is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sue Helt; daughter, Lisa Kelly; son, Cam Helt and his wife, Gina Helt; sister, Bea Martin; grandchildren, Megan Kelly, Trey Kelly, Lane Helt, Ella Helt; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00PM on Monday, May 15, 2017 at Park Road Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Park Road Baptist Church.
"Chet Helt Family,I have known Chet for over thirty years through the AIA and approximately two years ago for two days a week when I was in a Cardiac rehab program located uptown.It is a privilege to have know such a fine man both professionally and socially. We always talked about design projects and his family. I know that God has implemented a plan to use his talents. He will be missed. One day I hope God will show us all the projects in heaven that Chet has been working on. Until that day we will remember Chet and strengthen our faith for our journey too." ~ Harry Sherrill