Joseph Franklin Helton, 41, of Columbia, passed away on July 29,
2017. He was born in Lancaster to John and Donna Noll Helton. Joe loved
music, and his favorite band was Nirvana. He enjoyed watching sports,
especially the San Francisco 49ers and the Phillies. Joe was a loving
son, father, and brother who was always the life of the party. He will
be missed for his giving spirit and his sense of humor.
leaves behind his parents, John and Donna Helton; his grandmother,
Willie Von Helton; his longtime girlfriend, Autumn Thumma; his children,
Ciara Ashley Helton, Gavin M. Helton, Sebastian R. Archer, Johnathan
Arzola, Jade Arzola, Cheyenne Helton, Abigail Helton, Trinity Huffman,
Jared Thumma, Layla Weber, Tianna Weber; six grandchildren; his
siblings, Theresa, wife of Brian Kendig, John, Jr., husband of Tanya
Helton, Jeremy, husband of Rosalyn Helton, Jody, wife of Bobby Dressel;
several nieces and nephews, and a large extended family. Joe was
preceded in death by his daughter, Hope Marie Helton, and his
grandparents, Grover Helton, and Franklin and Mildred Noll.
celebration of Joe's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August
4, 2017, at the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, 519 Walnut St., Columbia,
PA 17512. The family will receive friends for visitation beginning at
1:00 p.m. until service time. Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral
Home, Inc. Columbia/Landisville.