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Major Arthur Helton

Major Arthur Dale Helton Jr.

January 28, 1936 - August 12, 2020
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Major Arthur Dale Helton, Jr., U. S. Army, Retired, passed away on August 11, 2020. He left behind his loving wife Wanda Barker Helton who was at his side when the Lord called him home. Major Helton was born in Russell County, Virginia and graduated from Ridgeland’s High School in 1954. Major Helton served over 24 years in the U.S. Army beginning as an enlisted member of the Army Rangers. He was promoted to an officer due to his service in the Vietnam War. Major Helton, a highly decorated marksman, spent time serving as the instructor for Army Snipers and the Army Competitive Shooting Team.
Major Helton is survived by his wife Wanda Helton, his sister Anna Ruth and his nieces Rita and Leslie. Major Helton has rejoined his mother Maggie, brother Eugene and sisters Eula and Della Mae in Heaven. Major Helton was a member of Charity Baptist Church since moving to Tennessee in 2006.
Services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at Mountain Home National Cemetery, 215 Heroes Drive, Mountain Home, TN. Military Honors will be conducted by the Hawkins County Color Guard. The family would like to thank Debbie and all the nurses and staff of Holston Manor for their excellent care during his final days.
East Tennessee Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Major Arthur Dale Helton, Jr.
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    Mountain Home National Cemetery
    Johnson City
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Rita Miller

Posted at 11:59am
Our hearts are broken to have to let go of Uncle D.D. Yet, we can rejoice knowing he is in the presence of Jesus. I'm quite certain the "little brother" was welcomed by his mother and 3 siblings who are already there. I have cherished his memories, love and kindness as long as I can remember. Enjoy your new body my sweet Uncle and one day....we'll be together again! Wanda, our love and prayers are with you. Your devotion and love was immeasurable. Thank you for always being by his side. He loved you so much. I told him when he married you that you are a keeper. We are only a phone call away. Love you ! Rita and Leslie

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