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Larry Lee Helton

Larry Lee Helton, 77 of Weldon, IL, passed away 11:55 A.M. October 5, 2017 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.
Private graveside services will be at a later date. Visitation will be 3 – 5 P.M. Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.
Memorials may be directed to Children’s Hospital of Illinois, Peoria, IL.
Larry was born May 23, 1940 in Weldon, IL the son of Harold and Lavone (Fleming) Helton. He married Gail Ann Wheeler November 6, 1981 in Weldon, IL.
Survivors include his wife: Gail Ann Helton, Weldon, IL; children: Chris (Karen) Helton, Arthur, IL, Steve (Cindy) Helton, Arthur, IL, Tami (Roger) Sanders, Mattoon, IL, Colin West, Weldon, IL and Christan (Eric) Smith, Weldon, IL; grandchildren: Andrew (Jessica) Hopkins, Arthur, IL, AnneMarie Hopkins, Robinson, IL, Mitchell Helton, Arthur, IL, Kaylee and Morgan Hampton, Mattoon, IL, Ty, Alex, Ethan, Aiden and Asher Smith, Weldon, IL; great grandchildren: Drake and Evyn Hopkins, Arthur, IL; sister: Shirley Utterback, Clinton, IL, twin sister: Linda Nurnberger, Broken Arrow, OK; brother: Richard Helton, Weldon, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister: Victoria Burge, infant brother: William, grandchildren: Mollie Hampton and Blake Smith.
Larry was a building contractor for over 45 years. He was member of the Weldon Fire Department for over 40 years; Weldon Lions Club for over 40 years; Friends Creek Township Drainage Commissioner for over 25 years; and the Nixon Township Road Commissioner for over 39 years. He had been a past mayor of Weldon. He was instrumental in the designing and building of the Weldon Library. Larry’s entire life was dedicated to making Weldon a better community.
Larry enjoyed fishing and camping at the Taylorville Lake.