Keith Helton of Lake Alfred passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012 at the Winter Haven Hospital.
He was born March 24, 1954 in Fulton County, GA to the late John Cochran Helton & Betty Jo Goins Buchanan; and he came to this area from Georgia 35 years ago. Keith was a painter from Buck's Auto Body Repair Shop. He enjoyed family times, playing the drums and Nascar.
Keith was preceded in death by his first wife, Rita Helton. Survivors include his wife, Kathy M. Helton; daughters, Keisha Helton Dunson (Joe) of TX, Mandy Helton Robinson of KY, Patty James (Dustin) of Auburndale and Christy Helton (Melissa Heath) of Lake Hamilton; sons, Shawn Helton (Megan) of Auburndale and Keith Helton, Jr. (Miranda) of Thomaston, GA; step-children, Larry Anderson (Jennifer) of Auburndale, Cody Neal of Lake Alfred, Robert Neal of VA, Nicklaus Neal of VA, Michael Neal (Ashley) of Lake Wales, James Neal of Lakeland and Lindsey Neal of Lake Alfred; sister, Cindi Mitchell (Billy) of Panama City; brother, Tim Helton (Clifford McSwain) of Thomaston, GA and Gary Campbell of Winter Haven; and fourteen grandchildren.
Graveside service will be held 10:30 am Thursday, June 14, 2012 at the Auburndale Memorial Park.