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.