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Johnny D. Helton

May 9, 1956 - January 5, 2022

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GREENEVILLE – Johnny D. Helton, 65, passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Johnny was a lifelong resident of Hawkins County and was of the Baptist faith. He was a retired truck driver from Cooper Motor Lines. He was a loving husband, dad, grandpa, and brother who loved his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Edward and Julia Greer Helton; brother, Freddy Gene Helton (Ginger).

Johnny is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Karen Baker Helton; sons, Matthew Helton (Ashley), and Timothy Helton (Jordan); grandchildren, Destinee Helton, Penelope Helton, Sebastian Helton, Scarlett Helton, Grace Collier, and Garrett Collier; sisters, Patsy Strother, Betty Johnson (Sidney), and Dovie Dean (Steve); brother, Jimmy Helton (Heidi); several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held from 5:00 -7:00 PM on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at the Johnson-Arrowood Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 7:00 PM in the funeral chapel with Rev. Jessee Swanner and Rev. Gary Morefield officiating. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, January 10, 2022, at Church Hill Memory Gardens. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:00 AM to go in procession.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Helton, Jimmy Helton, Chris Helton, Ryan Gilreath, Eugene Baker, Mickey Lane, and Charlie Sexton.