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Gary Byron Helton
June 16, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old
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Gary Byron Helton, 69, of Danville, IN passed away at home, unexpectedly on June 16, 2023. He was
born in Indianapolis and was a son of the late, Cecil “Tex” and Dorothy June (Lieske) Helton. He grew up
in Hazelwood, IN, and was a lifelong resident of Danville, IN.
Gary retired from Duke Energy in 2016 after 38 years, then continued working as a consultant for EHV
Energy Services and 4D Acquisition and Consulting, LLC as a negotiator and land acquisition consultant.
Gary was an airplane and helicopter pilot and mechanic; he enjoyed designing and constructing anything
ranging from houses to waterwheels. He has been a member of the International Right of Way
Association since 1979 and was a lifetime member of EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association).
Gary is survived by his wife of 14 years, Ellen (Moser) Helton; two children, Lindsay (Zach) Helton-
Whitaker, Byron Helton; grandchildren, Byron Helton, Jr., Alexis Helton, Stefan Whitaker, Zalyn
Whitaker, Arabella Whitaker, Christian Whitaker, Adelaide Somers, and Eva Somers; and two “bonus
children” Lindsey Somers (Liam), and Nathan Hubbard (Jean Teng). His siblings are Diana Helton Rennels
(Ken) and Dave Helton (Dee) both of Danville. His “adopted siblings” are Danny Johnson (Charlene) of
Coatesville, Gail Johnson Smith (Jim) of Carmel, Becky Johnson Ping, Indianapolis, Larry Johnson (Linda),
Greencastle, Heidi Johnson Irving (Mark), Danville. He held a special place in his heart for his sister-in-
law Martha Moser (Floyd Briggs, fiance) and niece Cassidy Haidle.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 1, 2023, from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm at the home of
Gary and Ellen Helton, 292 N. County Road 200 W., Danville, IN 46122. The funeral service will begin at
12:30 p.m. Burial will follow in New Winchester Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered to the
family at www.heltonandharrisfuneralhomes.com.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Gary to Little Oaks Ranch, 461 E. Co. Rd.,
Bainbridge, Indiana 46105 or The National Alzheimer’s Association. If you are inclined, in lieu of food
contributions to the family, please bring a side dish, salad, or dessert on the day of service.