Julius Porter Helton, Jr.

March 19, 1939 - February 2, 2018

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: February 10, 2018

A memorial service for Jack will be held at the Crippin Chapel on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 10:00 am.

Jack (Julius Porter, Jr.) Helton passed away peacefully on Friday, February 2, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Jack had been battling the ravages of diabetes. Jack was born in San Diego, California on March 19, 1939, to Julius P. Helton, Sr. and Ida Virginia (Butler) Helton. After attending Hoover High School, he joined the U.S. Navy, where he served aboard the U.S.S. Whetstone. He was Honorably discharged in February 1960. He then went to work for Coca-Cola Bottling Company in San Diego. He married Connie (Overcash) Helton, and they had two children Kathy Helton Vergamini and Julius Porter Helton, III “Rocky”. The family moved to Colorado in 1975, where Jack and Connie operated Jack’s Cascade Liquor until 1986. He then became an industrial supply salesman, eventually starting Cascade Corner Sales, which he operated until the time of his death.

Jack is survived by his wife Connie Helton of the family home, his daughter Kathy and her husband David, and his son Rocky of the family home. He is also survived by his granddaughters Christine Vergamini Mitchell and her husband Justin, and Becky Vergamini and her husband Dustin Fisher, and Sara Helton. He has four great grandchildren, Taylor Gibson, Payton Gibson, Jace Mitchell, and Weston Fisher; all of Montrose. He was predeceased in death by his parents, sister Peggy and brother Don.

A memorial service for Jack will be held at the Crippin Chapel on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 10:00 am.