Cecil Estil Heltsley


Cecil Estil Heltsley, 87 of Dunmor, passed away October 4, 2019 at 2:10 p.m. at Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital. Born August 12, 1932 near Penrod. He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Kittie Heltsley and his 12 brothers and sisters: Clarence, Paul, G.C., Clyde, Roy, Woodrow, Corinna,Gladys, Maggie, Ruby, Ruth and Joyce. He spent two years in the United States Army. The Korean Conflict ended just a few days before his basic training ended. In 1952 he married his sweet heart Martha (Judy) Stinson. They Resided in Dayton, Ohio for the first 19 years of their marriage. Cecil drove a city bus in Dayton. In 1973 they moved their family back home to Penrod. Cecil took a job with the Peabody Coal Company at the Sinclair Underground Mines. He retired in 1991. He spent the remainder of his life gardening, farming, training horses and spending time with his beloved children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Two horses, Wally and Dixie were very special to him. He continued to ride Dixie well after his 75th birthday and rode in horse drawn wagons well into his 80s. Amongst all of Cecil’s accomplishments and successes throughout the years the most important day in his life was the day he was baptized and became a member of the Mt. Moriah Church of Christ on August 11, 1995.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 67 years, Martha Stinson Heltsley his children Barbara Heltsley, Ron (Brenda) Heltsley, and Chris (Dwight) Owens. Three grandchildren also survive, Jeremy (Tiffany) Heltsley, Bradley (Sarah) Owens, and Jennifer (Nick) Luebbert. Nine great grandchildren also survive Dean, Kela and Madison Heltsley, Dustin Grundy, Carley, Jack and John Owens, and Jewells and Garrett Luebbert. Other survivors include his brother and sister-in-laws, Hazel Heltsley, Glen and Mary Stinson, Ethel and Hubert Sapp, Sue Stinson, and Jim and Beth Stinson. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive Cecil. 

Funeral services will be Monday October 7th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Tucker Beechmont Funeral Home with Ross Conley officiating and Nick Greenman and Olan Revelette assisting. Burial will follow in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Dunmor. Visitation will be Sunday October 6th, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. at Tucker Beechmont Funeral Home. Online Condolences may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com


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