Charles Edward Helton, born in Graysville, Tennessee on March 14, 1948 was surrounded by his daughters on January 2, 2021 as he passed away at the age of 72. He was preceded in death by his father; Ernest Edward Helton, his mother; Jane Isabelle Hill and brother; Michael Ernest Helton. Charles is survived by his two brothers; Robert Helton and Steven Helton, as well as, four daughters; Tammy Lentz, Tracey Aughey, Janaleen Ruiz and Amy Helton. Also survived by his 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Charles “Butchy” graduated from Upper Moreland High School in 1967. He was an athlete at heart and loved playing sports like track, baseball and football. He even played a big role in winning several trophies for his school. Shortly after High School he enrolled in the United States Air Force where he served 4 years in Vietnam as an Air Force mechanic. He traveled the world over his 4 years with the military but always said Sydney, Australia was his favorite. He was very proud to serve and protect his country. He enjoyed telling stories and sharing his experiences while in the military with everyone he met. He always wore his Vietnam Veteran baseball cap wherever he went and when people would thank him for his service he would simply smile back in his humble manner.
He was a genuine kid at heart. Who else would decide to go swimming with his socks on? He enjoyed watching the Disney and Nickelodeon channel all while eating like a teenager with the munchies. He also enjoyed watching the Phillies, football and of course the women’s volleyball games. Another thing he enjoyed were the summer night cruises in the 69 Chevelle even if he didn’t have hair for the wind to blow through. Anyone that knew him knew he loved to cook but what he loved even more was sharing anything he had with others. His generous and kind soul is what comes to mind first when you think of him. He was quick to make conversation and bring a smile to everyone he met. He enjoyed sitting around the firepit and simply loving life. His “Butchy Tales” were always the best stories you ever heard from working on jet engines, sending beverages in a RC boat to neighbors during a rainstorm flood and even the crab that refused to get in the bowl. More than anything, he loved being surrounded by his family. He would be happy to know we are celebrating his life not grieving the loss. “Trust Me”
Relatives and friends invited to his service on Saturday January 16th from 10 AM – 12 Noon at Whitemarsh Memorial Park 1169 Limekiln Pike, Ambler, PA 19002 In lieu of flowers donations in Butchy’s memory may be made to Manna on Main Street in Lansdale https://mannaonmain.org
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