Tom Helton, 78, of Bainbridge, formerly of Danville, passed away in the
early hours of Monday, March 20, 2023, at his home, surrounded by his
Thomas Kent Helton was born in Indianapolis, a son of the late Judge
Vincin and Martha (Swope) Helton. He graduated from Danville High
School with the class of 1962. After graduation, Tom served his country
in the United States Army. On October 2, 1965, he married Angie
(Newhart), his best friend and sweetheart since 7th grade, she
predeceased him, on July 24, 2022.
Tom and Angie worked side by side, for 42 years as the owners of
Home Lumber Company in Danville. Tom enjoyed cooking, working
outside, mowing, watching sports, and spending time with family. He
was a member of Brick Chapel United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his son, Brad Helton of Bainbridge, daughter, Cara
(Tony) Peterson of Danville, brother, Don (Jan) Helton of Danville. Also
surviving are 4 granddaughters, nieces, nephews, and extended family
members. In addition to his wife, Angie, he was predeceased by an
infant daughter, Anita Lynn Helton.
The family will receive friends at Helton & Harris Funeral Home,
Danville, on Thursday, April 6, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., with a
memorial service beginning at 2:00 p.m. Inurnment will follow in
Danville South Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Tom’s name
to either the Putnam County Animal Care Control, 4700 East State Road
240, Greencastle, In 46135, or to Life’s Journey Hospice, 10241 East
County Road 100 N, Indianapolis, IN 46234.
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