Walter "John" Helton, III
  • 66 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 24, 1946
  • Place of birth:
    Orange, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Aug 5, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Let the memory of John be with us forever
"This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Walter "John" Helton, III, 66, born on February 24, 1946 and passed away on August 5, 2012. We will remember him forever." Please join us on Saturday August 18th, 2012 at 4:30pm to celebrate John's life and bring together any and every person who knew him. This is what would make John happy. Please join to pay tribute and honor his memory. Location: 38441 Via La Paloma Murrieta, CA 92653 If you'd like to send cards or flowers, please send to Helton Family c/o Dianne Prigmore, 28902 Via Playa del Rey, Murrieta, CA 92563
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Kristen DeSeure on 24th February 2014

"Happy 68th Birthday John!!! U r greatly missed..."

This tribute was added by Shaela Negus on 5th August 2013

"I cannot believe that a year has already passed. I think of you often Uncle John and look forward to the day that I will see you in Heaven!"

This tribute was added by Chad Prigmore on 14th August 2012

"I did not see uncle John much in his later years, but I always remember how much I loved spending time with him when I was a little kid. He was a gentle soul who seemed to love everyone and he loved to laugh. He was a good man."

This tribute was added by Shaela Negus on 12th August 2012

"It was so wonderful to be able to see you again before you went home to Heaven. As soon as I walked into that hospital room, all of the childhood memories came rushing back at me. We always had so much fun when we all got together. Many, many years had passed and your illness brought us all back together. God uses so many different instances to HIS advantage. You will be missed...<3 Shae"

This tribute was added by Rick Baxter on 12th August 2012

"Wally/ John:
You touched my life.  You ARE the next door bud that was always there for me.  How can I reach out to tell you how much you mean to me?  But I need to sit back and realize that, you are still there, driving us down the road of life, and the destination is yet to come."

This tribute was added by Melody Walter on 9th August 2012

"I have so many fond memories of this amazing and wonderful man... and I will never forget the love and happiness that filled the Helton home! I always felt like I was another Helton kid when I came to visit my best friend.
Thank you John for making me laugh and giving me plenty of are a great dad to all and I will miss you tremendously!"

This tribute was added by Patrick Lobban on 9th August 2012

"Racing won' t be the same without you grandpa. We always had fun, you will truly be missed."

This tribute was added by Jerry Pruitt on 8th August 2012


This tribute was added by Michelle DeSeure on 8th August 2012

"My heart is broken for all of the Helton's and their friends! John was like a father to me! I have some many wonderful memories with him and the entire family! My sister mentioned one in a previous post about four wheeling in a golf cart at the river. That is definitely a good one. But what I will NEVER forget, was his laugh! I can hear it now...makes me smile!"

This tribute was added by Rosey Helton on 8th August 2012

"Grandpa, we love you so much and miss you already. We have so many wonderful memories and will hold them close to our hearts and think of you often. You are an amazing father and grandfather. The kids are so lucky to have you as their grandpa. We will be eating tacos and Grandpa's Famous Chili often in your memory. We love you always and forever!"

This tribute was added by Judi Pellin on 7th August 2012

"Our hearts and prayers go out to the Helton family in the loss of their beloved father, John.  May fond remembrances give you peace and turning closer to God bring you hope and comfort."

This tribute was added by GaryDianne Prigmore on 7th August 2012

"John, you will be missed... as I recall all the times we spent together, I have to laugh at those times because we had such fun. Even as we spoke in the hospital you would smile. I recall the river, Bunco, parties, holidays and family get togethers.  Alot of joking, laughing and good times. and you will be missed alot.  You are with God now and at peace."

This tribute was added by GaryDianne Prigmore on 7th August 2012

"You will never know how much I loved you.  You were such a great brother to me, kind, sweet, understanding.  I'm so grateful I got to spend time with you in the hospital.  Shared memories, even a little laughter (and you were so sick)  Knowing that today you are in heaven with our parents is such a blessing.  Memories forever..Love Di"

This tribute was added by Billie Peaco on 7th August 2012

"Grandpa was a "Grandpa" to everyone. His smile is contagious. His family is incredibly blessed to call him their own & incredibly kind to share him with so many others. I wish his time here had been longer, but I would like to believe he lived his life to the fullest with his family. You will be missed & not forgotten my friend."

This tribute was added by Alicia Tippit on 7th August 2012

"I miss you forevermore. The morning you died I was the only one who was happy because you were in no pain and that you are in heaven. Love Ari"

This tribute was added by arika helton on 7th August 2012

"I love you grampa. Love, Tyson"

This tribute was added by Lori Reiland on 7th August 2012

"My fondest memories of your Dad was when he was here in Phoenix. He would always help my Mom when she needed assistance with handyman items etc.  He was always willing to help her out and crack a joke or two to brighten her day. I am so sorry for your loss.  He was a kind, loving father. I know that he will be missed."

This tribute was added by Tiffany Helton on 7th August 2012

"John we miss you so much already. I wish I had more time with you as my new Father-in-Law. You were always so kind to me and I loved your one liner sense of humor. You are truly missed. I am thankful for your loving family that you created. Rest in Peace John."

This tribute was added by arika helton on 7th August 2012

"TO Grandpa, I really miss you you were a great grandpa I really really miss you.
Love Ali"

This tribute was added by William Thompson on 6th August 2012

"I'll always have such fond and happy memories of John.  He left behind a beautiful family to carry on his legacy.  I'm deeply saddened to hear of his passing.  Rest in peace John."

This tribute was added by Megan & Justin Shull on 6th August 2012

"We will always remember John as a fun, supportive and kind father. He was so proud of his children and the adults they have become. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and would do anything for them. John will be missed by all who knew him."

This tribute was added by arika helton on 6th August 2012

"Dad, You were my knight and now my/our angel. Your unconditional love was vibrant. You taught me life's lessons. You were never quick to judge and had love for all. My memories and love for you will never fade and I will miss you till the day I can dance with you again."

This tribute was added by Kristen DeSeure on 6th August 2012

"I remember John as fun, loving, and kind....He would make me last memory of John was at the lake and he took my sister and I in the golf cart thru the sand dunes and we got stuck....about tipped over but he reemained calm and got us out....John Rest In Peace!!! You will never be forgotten!!!!"

This tribute was added by Alicia Tippit on 6th August 2012

"I miss you Dad.  You're love never faltered.  I have so many great memories, that you will occupy a large space in my heart forever.  I hope I can continue to do you proud until we can see one another again."

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