Hamilton Asher Helton
July 26, 1935 -
May 31, 2018

Visitation

June 2, 2018
10:00 AM until 11:00 AM

Service 

June 2, 2018
11:00 AM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mr. Hamilton Asher Helton, age 82, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted at 11 AM on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Higgins Funeral Home with Pastor Ed Keith officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held Saturday from 10 AM until time of service at 11 AM.

Mr. Helton was born on July 26, 1935 in Benton, KY to the late Otis and Mollie Asher Helton. He earned his Master’s from the University of Tennessee and later retired from Intergraph Corporation in Huntsville, AL. He was a member of the Joseph Greer chapter of SAR, He was also an elder and Sunday school teacher at First Presbyterian Church of Petersburg. Mr. Helton passed away on May 31, 2018 at Huntsville Hospital.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Eleanor Helton; children, Nan (Colin) Wakefield of Fayetteville, TN, Jim (Karen) Helton of Cookeville, TN, and Jan (Kip) Davis of Maryville, TN; grandchildren, Mollie Asher (fiance Steven Giles) Wakefield of Spring Hill, TN, Johnathan Helton of Laytonsville, MD, Erin (fiance Tanner Crook) Helton of Chattanooga, TN, Katie Wakefield of Oak Ridge, TN, Rachel Helton of Alexandria, VA, Lane Davis of Maryville, TN, Bonnie Wakefield of Fayetteville, TN, Emily Helton of Knoxville, TN, and Caroline Davis of Maryville, TN; brother, Paul Helton of Knoxville, TN; sisters, Doris Brady of Knoxville, TN, Hester Fay of Knoxville, TN, Margie Carico Maryville, TN, Mary Hinkle of Knoxville, TN, and Jennie (Marshall) Hickey of Knoxville, TN; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Johnathan Gregory Helton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 200 N Elk Avenue, Fayetteville, TN 37334.

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22 Comments

  1. Bill and Donna Daniel Jackson

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Reply
  2. Bill and Donna Daniel Jackson

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Reply
  3. Bobby Joe & Diane Seales

    Jan….So sorry to read this about your Dad. May God bring peace and confort to you and your family.

    Reply
  4. Mary Partin

    Mrs Helton & families, We are so sorry for your loss. Our family thought a lot of both of you. Billy was talking about Mr Helton & you the other day. You are in our thoughts & prayers. God Bless You All.
    Willie C & Billy McGehee, Mary & Teresa Partin.

    Reply
  5. Sheree & Mark McGee

    Dear Nan, Mark & I both send you & your family our thoughts & prayers during this difficult time. Mr. Asher was a wonderful man. He will be greatly missed.

    Reply
  6. Jeff Elliott

    So sorry to hear this Jan. You and the family are in our prayers.
    Jeff Elliott
    Maryville, TN

    Reply
  7. Lavina isaacson Sharp

    Nan , So sorry to hear of your father’s passing . I am praying for you and your family for comfort at this time .

    Reply
  8. Christie and Jon Atkins

    Mrs. Helton, Deepest sympathy for your loss. I have fond memories of your 9th grade science class at FJHS. My thoughts remain with your family.

    Christie Mitchell Atkins
    Rome, GA

    Reply
  9. Lesa McAlister Hodge

    Nan,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your daddy’s passing.

    Reply
  10. John & Ann Towry

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our prayers

    Reply
  11. Norah Hord

    Jan & Family, We are so sorry for your loss…you will all be in our prayers. Much love to you and yours.

    Reply
  12. Lawanna Hale

    So very sorry for your loss, Nan!

    Reply
  13. Brant Harwell

    We are so sorry, Nan. We pray for peace and healing for you and your family during the trials ahead.

    Reply
  14. Ray Woods

    I’m sorry to hear of Mr. Asher’s Passing. We had many great conversations with him at McDonald’s. I will miss a great friend.

    Reply
  15. Kalie Morsch

    I am so blessed to have had the honor of knowing Papaw Asher. Every time I had the pleasure of being around him, he always put a smile on everyone’s face. He was always joking around, and I always looked forward to spending time with him. He will be greatly missed but definitely not forgotten.

    Reply
  16. Sherry Parks

    Mike and I are so sorry about Mr. Helton’s passing. He was a kind man. He loved his Family especially his Grandchildren. Our prayers are with the family.

    Reply
  17. Vicki Wooliver (TVA)

    Jan….So sorry to read this about your dad. May God bring peace and confort to you and your family.

    Reply
  18. Jimmy and Janice Towry

    Asher was a true friend . We enjoyed meeting him years ago at McDonalds and getting to know him. He will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are wit the family.

    Reply
  19. Janice & Reeves Carr

    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Wish we were able to be with you, but hope you understand. Love to all

    Reply
  20. Reba Seals

    Praying for your sweet family. Asher was a kind, sweet man who I know was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and brother.

    Reply
  21. Mike Johnson

    I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Asher’s passing. I was one of his coffee buddies at McDonalds. Really thought the world of him.

    Reply
  22. Wanda Shelton

    I am so sorry to hear this and I am sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family.

    Reply

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22 Comments

  1. Bill and Donna Daniel Jackson

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Reply
  2. Bill and Donna Daniel Jackson

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Reply
  3. Bobby Joe & Diane Seales

    Jan….So sorry to read this about your Dad. May God bring peace and confort to you and your family.

    Reply
  4. Mary Partin

    Mrs Helton & families, We are so sorry for your loss. Our family thought a lot of both of you. Billy was talking about Mr Helton & you the other day. You are in our thoughts & prayers. God Bless You All.
    Willie C & Billy McGehee, Mary & Teresa Partin.

    Reply
  5. Sheree & Mark McGee

    Dear Nan, Mark & I both send you & your family our thoughts & prayers during this difficult time. Mr. Asher was a wonderful man. He will be greatly missed.

    Reply
  6. Jeff Elliott

    So sorry to hear this Jan. You and the family are in our prayers.
    Jeff Elliott
    Maryville, TN

    Reply
  7. Lavina isaacson Sharp

    Nan , So sorry to hear of your father’s passing . I am praying for you and your family for comfort at this time .

    Reply
  8. Christie and Jon Atkins

    Mrs. Helton, Deepest sympathy for your loss. I have fond memories of your 9th grade science class at FJHS. My thoughts remain with your family.

    Christie Mitchell Atkins
    Rome, GA

    Reply
  9. Lesa McAlister Hodge

    Nan,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your daddy’s passing.

    Reply
  10. John & Ann Towry

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our prayers

    Reply
  11. Norah Hord

    Jan & Family, We are so sorry for your loss…you will all be in our prayers. Much love to you and yours.

    Reply
  12. Lawanna Hale

    So very sorry for your loss, Nan!

    Reply
  13. Brant Harwell

    We are so sorry, Nan. We pray for peace and healing for you and your family during the trials ahead.

    Reply
  14. Ray Woods

    I’m sorry to hear of Mr. Asher’s Passing. We had many great conversations with him at McDonald’s. I will miss a great friend.

    Reply
  15. Kalie Morsch

    I am so blessed to have had the honor of knowing Papaw Asher. Every time I had the pleasure of being around him, he always put a smile on everyone’s face. He was always joking around, and I always looked forward to spending time with him. He will be greatly missed but definitely not forgotten.

    Reply
  16. Sherry Parks

    Mike and I are so sorry about Mr. Helton’s passing. He was a kind man. He loved his Family especially his Grandchildren. Our prayers are with the family.

    Reply
  17. Vicki Wooliver (TVA)

    Jan….So sorry to read this about your dad. May God bring peace and confort to you and your family.

    Reply
  18. Jimmy and Janice Towry

    Asher was a true friend . We enjoyed meeting him years ago at McDonalds and getting to know him. He will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are wit the family.

    Reply
  19. Janice & Reeves Carr

    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Wish we were able to be with you, but hope you understand. Love to all

    Reply
  20. Reba Seals

    Praying for your sweet family. Asher was a kind, sweet man who I know was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and brother.

    Reply
  21. Mike Johnson

    I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Asher’s passing. I was one of his coffee buddies at McDonalds. Really thought the world of him.

    Reply
  22. Wanda Shelton

    I am so sorry to hear this and I am sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family.

    Reply

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