Yondall R. Helton

July 28, 1938June 10, 2019

Yondall Ray Helton, age 80, passed away on Monday, June 10th, 2019. He was born and raised in Kentucky and at the age of 18 moved to Hampton, VA. He resided in Poquoson for the past 40 years. While living in Virginia, he enjoyed off shore fishing and traveling with his wife. Mr. Helton retired from the Newport News Shipyard in 2002 after 42 years of dedicated service.

He was preceded in death by his wife Sarah Agnes Helton; son, Johnny Rice, and granddaughter Kelly Frizzelle. Survivors include his son, Gene Rice; daughters, Deborah Vest (Bruce), Brenda Kelly and Patty Bryan (James); grandchildren, Ashley Vest, Steven Frizzelle, Laura Frizzelle, Jason Rice, Shannon Rice, Christie Chandler, Jennifer Brock and Angela Rice; 11 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

A celebration of Mr. Helton’s life is scheduled for Friday, June 14, 2019, 12:00 pm at Parklawn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel; interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.

Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and words of condolence with the family.


  • Sarah Agnes Helton, Wife
  • Johnny Rice, Son
  • Gene Rice, Son
  • Deborah Vest (Bruce), Daughter
  • Brenda Kelly, Daughter
  • Patty Bryan (James), Daughter
  • Kelly Frizzelle, Grandchild
  • Ashley Vest, Grandchild
  • Steven Frizzelle, Grandchild
  • Laura Frizzelle, Grandchild
  • Jason Rice, Grandchild
  • Shannon Rice, Grandchild
  • Christie Chandler, Grandchild
  • Jennifer Brock, Grandchild
  • Angela Rice, Grandchild
  • Mr. Helton also leaves eleven great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren to cherish his memory.


  • Visitation Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Friday, June 14, 2019


Yondall R. Helton

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Sandra Foley

June 14, 2019

Debbie, Bruce, Ashley & Family,

Our sincere condolences on the passing of your Father. May your hearts be filled with the cherished memories of a life well lived. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today! May you find peace in knowing he has been reunited with loved ones in eternal rest.

With Warmest Regards - Sandy, Jim & Jessica Foley