Obit: Donald Helton

Obit: Donald Helton

November 13th, 2012 in Obituaries
Location: Tennessee

JASPER Donald Lee Helton, 75, passed away, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, in a Chattanooga Hospital.Mr. Helton was a retired employee of CSX Railroad and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and member of the choir.His wife, Doris Ragan Helton preceded him in death, along with his parents, John L. and Gladys Lawhorn Helton.He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, James Kevin Stallings and Pam, of Spring Hill, Tenn.; daughter, Stacey Helton, of Ooltewah; brother, Kenneth (Brenda) Helton, of Nashville; sister, Gloria (Joe) Carter, of Bridgeport, Ala.; grandson, Chris (Amber) Hardwick; and great-grandchildren, Alonna, and Addelynn.Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel at 12:30 p.m. CST on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, with Brother Steve Townson officiatingInterment will follow in Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens.The family will receive friends from 1 until 8 p.m. CST today, Nov. 13, 2012.To send online condolences visit www.tatefh.com.Arrangements by Tate Funeral Home, Jasper, 423-942-9500.