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Marion Ford “Junie” Helton, Jr.

March 29, 1944 - December 19, 2018


Marion Ford “Junie” Helton, Jr., age 74, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

Born in Coral, KY on March 29, 1944, he was a son of the late Marion Ford and Mary Mildred (Blair) Helton, Sr. Junie worked on the assembly line with Chrysler Corp. in Newark, retiring in 1994 after 30 dedicated years.

A love for music, Junie enjoyed singing and playing his guitar. He was talented in woodworking and liked building and flying rc model planes. Above all, he will be remembered as a dedicated husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather.

Junie is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ramona Sue (Bower) Helton; children, Tabitha Jeandell of Newark, DE, Mark Helton of Rolla, MO, Sara Helton-Corbett (Robert) of Elkton, MD and Timothy Helton of Wilmington, DE; brother, James Edward “Eddie” Helton (Mart) of Sellersburg, IN; 11 grandchildren, who affectionately called him “Poppy”; and 2 great grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Thursday, December 27, 2018, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

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18 Condolences for Marion Ford “Junie” Helton, Jr.

  • Poppy was such a wonderful neighbor. I’ll never forget all of the fun times we had together. Loved listening to him sing and play his guitar. Im so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. He will definitely be missed by many!

  • My Thoughts & Prayers are with your family during this troubling time. May your cherish memories help ease your loss.
    (friend of Sara)

  • Uncle Junie you will be greatly missed. My greatest memories of you begin in childhood; a hayride where you played guitar and sang, introducing me to the song ‘Charlie Brown’, flying airplanes when you came to visit. Whenever I see tube socks and white t-shirts I will think of you!
    I pray you made your peace with God and one day we will meet again. ❤

  • You may be gone in physical being but you will be with me in my heart for as long as I live here on this earth. You left me with a lot of memories over the years that I will cherish for as long as I live. My heart will be healed when we meet again in a much better place than we can only imagine. I love you and may God bless you and your family.

  • I love you VERY MUCH dad and I will miss you terribly you were always more a father to me over the past 23 years then my own father has been to me over the past 40 years and I’m forever grateful for that and I will treasure ALL the years and memories we made over all these years and I know you will ALWAYS be here in spirit watching over our family, especially your wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren because you have such an amazing spirit and you’ll always want to make sure their ALL ok in life!!!!!! Thank you for being the BEST version of you and loving me and my children unconditionally till your last breath!!!!!! We are truly honored to have you in our lives because you made it SO MUCH BETTER because you were in it!!!!!!!!! We love you and Mom with ALL our hearts FOREVER and ALWAYS Love, Dana

  • Loved to listen to him sing and play at family gatherings at Uncle Ashton’s and at our house in New Castle. Sweet man. Rest in peace.

  • My condolences to our whole family. Junie was a kind, generous, talented and an amazing man. We love him so much and he is going to be missed more than ever…we will never forget him as he has touched everyones heart that has ever met him. RIP Junie see you in Heaven!

  • IM WRITING THIS TO TELL YOU IM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS WELL ALL MISS HIM . AS MY BROTHER ILL MISS HIM TOO. WE HAD WONDERFUL TIMES TOGETHER AND HE WILL ALWAYS BE ON MY MIND AND IN MY HEART AS LONG AS I LIVE. I WILL NEVER FORGET HIM. WE WERE VERY CLOSE GROWING UP TOGETHER LOVE ALL OF YOU/

  • So sorry to hear of his death. Loved to here him sing and enjoyed talking with him when he called. I still have the 45 record he gave me of Rose Covered Grave. We never were able to visit but never forgot him. Our deepest sympathy to you all. I lost my Dad (Franklin Helton) this year and know the pain of losing a good man. He will always be in my heart.

  • Grouch was the best friend a person could ever have he was like a brother I didn’t have I miss him so much it hurts so much not to be able to talk to

  • Junie, I’ll always remember growing up, your and Eddie’s visits to Kentucky with Uncle Marion and Aunt Mill.

    Sue our deepest condolences to you and your family.

  • I am so sorry for this loss
    ,We were neighbors for close to 30 years and he was always a good neighbor. May he rest in peace.

  • So sorry for your loss Sara. You and your family are in my thoughts.

  • Sara – Your Today Media Inc family is hurting for you. Sending warmth and a huge hug from me.

  • You were my best friend! We have shared so many good times together. I always enjoyed playing music and singing with you. Wish I could have seen you before you left but I will always remember you.Love your friend, Ralph.

  • Sue and family,
    I know you already know this but Marion was one of the most amazing men I have ever met in my life. He was always caring, thoughtful, helpful, and funny. He had a heart of gold and made many people happy with his donation of time and his DJ-ing. He will truly be missed but he leaves behind so many wonderful and loving memories. XOXOXO Tina

  • Sarah, I am thinking of you, your mother and family. May your memories give you strength through these times of pain.

    God bless,
    Susanne

  • Sarah,
    I’m very sorry to learn about the passing of your father. You are an excellent tribute to his life. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

    Christa