Gordon J. “Gordie” Helton Jr.

December 30, 1953 ‒ June 11, 2017

Marengo, Ohio
Formerly of Delaware, Ohio

Gordon J. “Gordie” Helton, age 63, of Marengo and formerly of Delaware died Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

He was born on December 30, 1953, in Galena the son of the late Gordon “Jessie” and Minnie (Wymer) Helton.

He was a graduate of Big Walnut High School in the class of 1972 and was a foreman of shipping and a forklift operator for the former Drypers in Marion.

On August 12, 2006, he married Becky Harris in Sparta.

Gordie had all sorts of hobbies, which included fishing, playing darts and pool, hunting, and golfing.  He also loved roller skating and drinking beer.  He never missed the Little Brown Jug, enjoyed going to Swappers Day in Johnstown, and going to the horse and dog track.

In addition to his wife Becky, he will be missed by his daughters Renee Runyon of Mount Vernon and Cassidy Helton of Marengo; grandson Ricky Myers; Brothers Billy of Centerburg and Robert (Denise) of Carmi, Illinois; sister Mary Ann (Donald) Evert of Sparta; and many nieces and nephews

Friends may call on the family on Friday, June 16, 2017, from 4-8 PM at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.  Funeral services will be held there on Saturday at 10:30 AM.  Burial will follow in Galena Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the family to assist with funeral expenses.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Gordon’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be expressed to them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com .

  • I my & I would like to express our condolences to you and your whole family! Gordie will be sadley missed.

  • Mary Ann, Billy, & Robert, sorry for your lost. Losing two so close together makes it even harder to deal with. Audry’s mom died five months after he did. During his viewing she has in the ICU with a heart attack. Part of the family was at the hospital with her and part was at the funeral services. It was just to much for me. God helped me through it, but it was the hardest thing I ever went through. We are praying for you.
    With love Edna Hubbard Stanley.

  • Becky and family, do sorry for your loss he was always a nice person to talk with and to joke around with. He will be missed at the jug thats for sure. Prayers for your family during this time of grief

  • The Helton Family please know your in my thoughts and prayers . I am in shock of Gordies passing just after Miss Minnie .My heart breaks for yalls heartbreak . God Bless you all .

  • You and your family are in my houghts and pray becky i miss your face!! So sorry for your loss

  • I am so sorry for your families loss. I knew Gordon back in 1991 . He also loves blue Grass music and camping back in those days. Seems to me he enjoyed car racing too. Thinking of all his Family and Friends.RIP Gordon, we did have some fun back then with everyone.

  • I was in the same class as Gordon. He was a nice person to talk to. I remember him well. So sorry for your loss.

  • Thinking of you all! I have many great memories of Gordon and will definitely miss him at the races!

  • Becky, We are so sorry. We keep remembering the fun times together. Playing darts, cards, just spending time together, always laughing. Gordie was a wonderful man. And he will be truly missed. Keep remembering the good times. We love you so much.

  • So so sorry for the loss of such a great man! His laughter is what I will remember the most! He will be missed by many!

  • Becky… I’m so sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family. I pray you find peace in your memories. Sending prayers and hugs.

  • Becky i am sorry sorry for theost of a wonderful man i remember all the good times you all had with my mom and dad he was a sweet man he will really be missed God has took another angle that we will not forget.

  • Becky so sorry for loss this is a few memories…,Gordon was a big part of my life no matter what I did , yes I got the biggest letcher but u always had a story for what I did wrong… However there was always a point…. Which I was greatful for…. But no matter what I did u was always there n never turned ur back…. Rip love Teri n Jordan

  • Very sad to hear of Gordon’s Passing.The big guy had a heart of gold and would always help anybody he could.I was in the same class at BWHS with him and he will be sadly missed.RIP Gordon

  • Very sad to hear of Gordon’s passing.He was a great guy in school,great manager on the football team and would give the shirt off his back to help you.RIP


  • Gary and I would like the family to know that we are praying for the Lord to bring them comfort and peace in the midst of their grieving for Gordon. Gordie graduated with us in 1972 and will always be remember as a great guy! He was good to everyone and lived a good life, leaving behind a legacy for his children and grandchildren ,as an example of integrity and good character, to continue in their lives. This will bring honor to his name and the life he lived.
    May God also surround you with his love.

  • To the Helton family…I am so sorry for your loss of Gordon and also Minnie. I did not know that Minnie had passed. My Mother, Juanita Beaver knew Minnie her whole life. She babysat for Minnie when Minnie was a little girl. They remained friends ever after. My Mom died 28 years ago. I met Gordon once when we were young teens, but unfortunately did not know him well. My heart goes out to your family in your sorrow

  • Gordon was a student in my 8th grade American History class during my first year as a teacher. I remember him well and have great memories of him. He was fun to be around as a student and football manager. He will be missed by all. I pray that God will bless all you family members and give you comfort.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Gordon’s passing. I was in his high school class and haven’t seen him since then, but I remember him well. He was a very sweet boy, and I can imagine he grew into a good man.

    I hope the family takes comfort in the loving memories I’m sure you all have of him.

    Wishing you peace,
    Marilyn (Doyle) Dittoe

  • Becky, I’m so sorry for you & your family’s loss. Just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers!! Love you!

  • My deepest sympathy goes out to the Helton family on their loss of Gordie. So sad you just lost Mom Helton and now this. God be with you all in this time of need.

  • We are thinking of you all at this time , Gordon was a good friend to both gary an I over the years , we so enjoyed his crazy stories of our youth , he would stop in an sit in the garage with gary an I an talk about old times an drink a beer or two . We will miss him , our thoughts an prayers are with you,, 🙏 Gary an Jannie Milburn

  • So sorry for your loss – from the Groseclose family .
    Grew up with Gordon . A great guy and memorable character !