Updated: Mar 4, 2021
Ricky “Rick” Lee Helton, 60, went to be with the Lord on January 2, 2021 at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, VA.
Rick was born August 17, 1960 to Kenneth “Kenny” Lee and Barbara Ann Conley Helton in Columbus, OH.
Rick was a graduate of Honaker High School. He worked for the Virginia Department of Corrections for more than 20 years working as a correction officer then becoming office manager. Rick had a love for youth, taking many trips with his church youth groups and work youth on camping trips and doing various activities. Rick enjoyed camping, the lake, his Virginia Tech Hokies, and golfing with his sons, but most of all he cherished the time he spent with his family which meant the most. Rick was most known for his sense of humor and regardless of who you were he always invited you into his heart. Rick was a member of Freedom Ministries Church.
He is preceded in death by his father, Kenny Helton.
Survivors include his loving wife of 42 years, Patricia “Pat” Helton; two sons, Aaron Helton and wife Renee, and Jason Helton and wife Ashley; mother, Barbara Helton; one sister, Marketta Puckett and husband Mike; one brother, Bryon Helton and wife Jacqueline; sisters-in-law, Judy Barton and husband Mitchell, and Barbara Compton; also several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2021 with a visitation starting at 2 PM followed by a service at 3 PM at Freedom Ministries Church, 227 Wellness Drive, Cedar Bluff, VA, with Pastor Mickey Hale officiating.