OBITUARY

Gary Truman Helton

April 12, 1946May 2, 2021
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Gary Truman Helton, 75, Muncie, passed away Sunday evening, May 2, 2021, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. He was born Friday, April 12, 1946, in Powell County, Kentucky, the son of Avery and Hazel (Tester) Helton. Gary was a wonderful husband, dad, and papaw. He was a kind, generous, and hardworking man with a keen sense of humor. Gary loved his family and cherished his grandchildren. He enjoyed playing his guitar and singing, as well as painting and drawing. Gary drove a truck for Braun Trucking for twenty-five years and worked as a mold maker for Dayton Walther Manufacturing for twenty-six years before retiring. Survivors include his wife, Earlene (Stephens) Helton; children, Tony (wife, Kim) Wouster, Gary T. “Bo” Helton Jr., Tammy Helton, Bruce Smith, and Scotty Helton; grandchildren, Anthony Wouster, Emily (husband, James) Brown, Andrea (husband, Joseph) Libretto, Hattie Smith, and Gracie Smith; one brother, Wilford Helton; several nieces and nephews; and his canine companion, Lily. His parents, Avery and Hazel Helton; brothers, Eugene Helton, Alton Helton, and Emery Helton; sisters, Thelma Faulkner, and Juanita Sizemore; and a grandson, Stephen Michael Smith, preceded him in death. Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 10, 2021, at Lifepoint Church, 3100 East McGalliard Road, Muncie, Indiana 47303, with Pastor Joey Prewitt officiating. Burial will follow in Elm Ridge Memorial Park. Family and friends may call from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, May 9, 2021, at Elm Ridge Funeral Home, 4600 West Kilgore Avenue, Muncie, Indiana 47304 or after 10:00 a.m. Monday at church. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Lung Association of Indiana, 115 West Washington Street, Suite 1180-South, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 or National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, NPCF, P.O. Box 1848, Longmont, Colorado 80502. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.elmridgefuneralhome.com for the family.

Services

9 May

Visitation

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

 

10 May

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am

 

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Gary Truman Helton

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Allan & Brenda Chesnut

May 6, 2021

So sorry for your family's loss. Your family is in our thoughts & prayers. My the peace, love & comfort that only God can give surround you all in your time of sorrow.

Anna Young

May 6, 2021

Gary was a good man I’m gonna miss him very much he was a very good brother-in-law you couldn’t ask for any better going to miss him a lot love you Gary from faye

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