Jay Brett Helton

Jay Brett Helton

Jay Brett Helton, 62, of Cypress, died at 4 a.m. Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at his home, with his wife Chris by his side.

 Mr. Helton was born on May 5, 1958, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

He graduated from high school in Escondido, Calif.

Jay and Chris Patten were united in marriage on Nov. 27, 1993.  

He loved fishing, especially deep sea fishing. He was an avid Indian rock hunter and collector.  

He loved his grandchildren and spending time with them. He was a very loving husband and adored his wife, Chris. He enjoyed helping people. He loved his job as a traveling plumber.   

 Mr. Helton is survived by his wife, Chris Helton of Cypress; a special auntie and uncle, Peggy (Jay) Wilson of Karnak; pops wife, Jacki Riggs of California;  three brothers,  Robert (Melany) Riggs of California, Scott (Phyllis) Helton of Orlando, Fla., and Ted (Sue) Riggs of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister, Sue (Jim) Dawson of Arizona;  a daughter-in-law, Sarah Aronson of Nashville, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Grace, Olivia, Ezra and August Aronson of Nashville, Tenn.; a special friend, Roy West of Cypress;  several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mr. Helton was preceded in death by his son, Joshua Aronson, on Nov. 25, 2020; his parents, Paul and Genorah Niemeyer Helton; and pops, Robert Riggs.

Per the family’s request, cremation was accorded. There will be no services.

Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak was in charge of arrangements.

To leave an online message for the family or to share a memory, visit www.wilsonfuneralhome1928.com.

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