William Harold Helton

William Harold Helton

May 12, 1935 - October 28, 2013

William “Harold” Helton was born May 12, 1935, in Knox Co, KY.  He passed away October 28, 2013, in Corbin, KY, living to be 78 years, 5 months and 17 days of age.

He was married to Beulah A. Helton for 56 years.  Also surviving him are his four children:  William H Helton, Jr. and wife, Roberta of Gray, KY, Martin R. Helton and wife, Misty of Chattanooga, TN, Annetta Krebs and husband, Doug of West Chester, PA, and Timothy D. Helton and wife, Michelle of Corbin, KY;seven grandchildren: William H. Helton III and wife, Valerie, Robert D. Helton and wife, Erica, Christina Antonikowski and husband, Justin, Jacqui Helton, Heather Krebs, Timothy S. Helton, and Zachariah Helton; 2 step-children: Damien Rogers, and Mason Rogers; 4 great-grandchildren: Lily Helton, Arianna Black, William Antonikowski, and Bentley Antonikowski; 2 sisters: Gean McDonald and husband, Shirley of Gray, KY, Ruth Sutton and husband, Paul of Corbin, KY.  He leaves behind other relatives and numerous friends, all to mourn his passing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Reverend Lee Helton and wife Maggie Proffitt Helton; two brothers:  Elmer “Doc” Helton and Delbert Helton; two sisters:  Georgia S. Helton and Mona Becket.

He was also preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Martin R. Stevens and Henrietta C. Stevens.

Harold retired from CSX Transportation as a Conductor.  Also, he was a member of Central Baptist Church, a member of the Central Baptist Band of Brothers, a former Usher for Central Baptist Church, Master Mason and a forty-nine-year member with Hugh Harris Lodge No. 938 F&AM,  York Rite Mason, Knights of the Templar, Noble of the Shrine, former Corbin City Commissioner, a Corbin Colonel and Kentucky Colonel.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, October31, 2013, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Michael Helton, Rev. Ron Green, and Pastor Chad Fugitt officiating.  Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be William Helton III, Robert D. Helton, Justin Antonikowski, Dr. Brent McDonald, Bryan Sutton, Robert “Bobby” Helton.  Honorary pallbearers are the Central Baptist Band of Brothers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Central Baptist Band of Brothers or to Central Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends from 6-9 Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at Hart Funeral Home, located at 1011 Master St., Corbin. The Hugh Harris Lodge #938 F & AM will confer Masonic rites at 7:00 P.M.

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  • Ty Hart
    Posted at 16:30h, 31 October Reply

    Harold has been a wonderful friend of ours for many years. He was always a gentleman. We appreciate all the years he worked with us at the funeral home. A great man and dear friend, Harold will be greatly missed by all who knew him. With our love and prayers, Michael and Ty Hart and the staff of the Hart Funeral Home.

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