James E. Helton


It is with great saddness that the family of James E. Helton Jr.., announce his passing after a long illness on January 11, 2020 at home at the age of 75.
Jim, as he was affectionately called, will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 48 years, Dee Callaway Helton; his children, Anita Helton and Fred Callaway. Jim will also be fondly remembered by his grandchildren, Haley Forman (Jason), Alexsis Scott (Justin Gardner) and great grandchildren, Paityn, Korben, Ella and Rhett; his brother, Ronald Helton (Gail); his caregiver, Nancy Ingram; loved as his own, Carolyn Callaway, Cara Leamon and Cheryl Vaughn.
Jim was predeceased by his parents, James E. Helton, Sr. and Donie Howerton Helton; and a brother, Thomas Helton.
Not only does Jim leave a legacy with his family, he leaves his footprint in the engineering and management industry with large construction projects, breaking ground to vertical construction to operation lie across this great nation, from coast to coast; from Yates Power Plant to large water treatment and reclamation facilities. Many are employed in the structures he took pride in building.
A celebration of Jim’s life will be held Saturday, January 18th at 11a.m. at Callaway-Helton Manor, located at 5515 Dozier Road-Greenwood, Florida 32443. Memorialization will be by cremation with arrangements entrusted to the Caring Staff at Peoples Funeral Home of Marianna.


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