ERWIN — Robert K. “Bob” Helton, age 66, of Erwin, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
Bob was born in Erwin, TN, on April 2, 1945, to Beatrice Gilbert Helton and the late Ernest Helton. He lived most of his life in Chattanooga, TN, where he graduated in 1963 from Kirkman Technical High School. He returned to Erwin after his retirement from Service Associates, Inc., where he was a service manager.
He was a member of East Lake Christian Church in Chattanooga, TN.
In addition to his father, Bob is preceded in death by his brother, Ronald Helton; his Maternal Grandparents, Carl and Melda Gilbert; his Paternal Grandparents, Clint and Olga Helton; and several aunts and uncles.
In addition to his mother, survivors include: His wife of 30 years, Lynda Clark Helton; Sister: Jeanne and Ronnie Underwood, of Oak Ridge, TN; Brother-in-Law: Lynn and Terri Clark, of Ringgold, GA, Nieces and Nephews: Troy Underwood, Julie Underwood and her children, Brittany Currier and Jacob Underwood, and Karen and Heath Metcalf and their children, Jerni, Kyrstin and Christian Metcalf; Several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins; Special Cousin: Johnny Tipton; Special friends, Trudy Butcher, Sherry Morrison and Mary Bowman; And his beloved Dachshund, Dudley.
Funeral Services for Bob Helton will be conducted on Friday, March 23, 2012, at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Valley Funeral Home with Rev. Walter L. Gienapp officiating.
The family will receive friends at Valley Funeral Home on Friday from 12:30 until service time.
A graveside committal service will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.valleyfuneralhome.net.
These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Bob Helton through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin. 423-743-9187