Gerald Douglass ‘Jerry’ Helton
Gerald Douglass “Jerry” Helton, 82, of Granbury, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Service: 10:00 AM, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, Wiley Funeral Home Chapel, Interment: Holly Hills Memorial Park, Visitation: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, Wiley Funeral Home, Granbury. Memorials may be made to Lakeside Baptist Church missions.
Jerry was born on August 16, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan to Charles and Ruth Helton. He married Janet Ellen Kelly in 1958 in Van Dyke, Michigan. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Jerry received his Bachelor’s degree in music from Dallas Baptist University. He was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church where he sang in the men’s quartet as well as the choir. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, and carpentry. He was a sports fanatic and a history buff. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother: Leonard Helton.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 60 years: Jan Helton, children: Judy Jennings and husband Brit, Janine Welch and husband Steve, James Helton and wife JoAnne, Jason Gunter-Helton and husband Kurt, seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and siblings: Pat Marbry and husband Don, and Bob Helton and wife Marilyn.