Gary Lee HelkerI am a Veteran.

of Oark, AR

September 23, 1955 - January 16, 2023

Gary Lee Helker, 67, of Oark, died Monday, January 16, 2023, in Little Rock. He was born September 23, 1955, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to James Dennis & Cora Lorene (Elmore) Helker. Gary is a retired Navy Veteran, during his time of service he received the National Defense Service Medal. Gary enjoyed fishing, gardening, camping, anything outdoors, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and his friends and family.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Gary is survived by his wife Peggy (Rogers) Helker of Oark; son Todd Helker of Booneville; daughter Tera (Terry) Speaks of Booneville; bonus daughter Elisa Adams of Russellville; bonus son Kenny Cooper of Dardanelle; and bonus son Eric Cooper of Dardanelle; twelve grandchildren Mallory Speaks, Abbie Speaks, Payge Martin, Kayla Stevens, Dalton Cooper-Adams, Harley Adams, Isabella Cooper, Lily Cooper, Daisy Cooper, Christopher Cooper, William ''Will Will'' Cooper, and Kyle Cooper; seven great grandchildren Dallas Martin, Paxton Martin, Savannah Brook Pfeifer, McKinley Renee Burton, Oliver Kirk Stephens, Indie June Stephens, and Brenlie ''Bean'' Cooper and numerous friends and family.

Cremation is under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home. Online obituary at

Obituary Provided By:
Roller-Cox Funeral Home
Rogers & Poplar Streets
Clarksville, AR  72830