March 23, 1949 - November 29, 2018
Robert L. Helton, 69, a loving husband and father of Abingdon, VA went to be with the Lord in eternal rest on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, TN. He was employed by Mid-Mountain Foods as a truck driver for thirty-four years, and Valleydale Packers for a few years. Robert always had the desire to provide well for the family he loved. He loved the Lord and now is in His presence, where he'll suffer no more. Preceding him in death were his father, Frank Helton; his brother, Rev. Bernard Helton; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Rev. Cecil and Mae Clifton; his step-father, Richard Russell; and two step-brothers. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Eula Clifton Helton; two sons, Bobby Helton and his wife, Angie, and David Helton and his wife, Amanda; his mother, Senah Russell; his sister, Ernestine (Wyndom) Dunn; grandson, Adam Helton; granddaughter, Amanda Phillips and her husband, Daniel; step-sister, Mildred Bradshaw; step-brother, Emmett Russell; and his little canine friend, Dixie. The family will receive friends from 12 Noon until 2:00 PM Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Garrett Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM Sunday in the Riverview Chapel at Garrett Funeral Home with Rev. Herbert Bailey and Rev. Sam Reynolds officiating. The committal service and interment will follow the service at Mountain View Cemetery in Abingdon, VA. Pallbearers will be Jerry Little, Terry Weatherly, J.R. Gilmer, Craig South, Wyndom Dunn, and Rev. Charles Clifton. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Transportation Department at Mid-Mountain Foods. Condolences for the family may be sent and viewed by visiting www.garrettfuneralhome.com. Mr. Helton and his family are in the care of Garrett Funeral Home, 203 N. Shady Ave., Damascus, VA 24236; ph.#: (276) 475-3631.
Robert L. Helton, 69, a loving husband and father of Abingdon, VA went to be with the Lord in eternal rest on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, TN. He was employed by Mid-Mountain Foods as a truck driver... View Obituary & Service Information
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