Longtime Huntsville resident
C.B. Helton was born December 14, 1920 in Gilmer, Texas. He passed away at the age of 85 on January 27, 2006 in Conroe, Texas.
C.B. resided in Walker County most of his life. He owned a dirt contracting business for many years, as well as a mobile home park. C.B. was a member of the Elks Lodge and the American Legion. After retiring, he and his wife enjoyed traveling in their RV and spending time with their family.
C.B. is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ida Lee Helton. Other survivors include children, Annette Mechler and husband, David; Jeanette Harding and husband, Neal; Patricia Brandon and husband, Dan; and Ricky Helton and wife, Sherry. C.B. is also survived by nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The grandchildren are Jenny Thornell, Denise Mechler, Chris Harding, Candace Bruce, Karen Hall, Albert McDaniel, Adam McDaniel, Angie Vaughn and Donna Severns.
A graveside service will be held Monday, January 30, at 2 p.m. at Center Hill Cemetery in Oakhurst, Texas.
Memorial tributes may be made to the family at www.mem.com. Services are under the direction of Huntsville Funeral Home.