Cecil Estil Heltsley

  • Born: August 12, 1932
  • Died: October 4, 2019
  • Location: Dumor, Kentucky

Tucker Funeral Home

113 North Third Street
Central City, KY 42330

Tel. 270.754.1551

Tribute & Message From The Family

Cecil Estil Heltsley, 87 of Dunmor, passed away October 4, 2019 at 2:10PM at Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital. Cecil was born August 12, 1932 near Penrod, Ky. 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.
Cecil 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.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Martha Stinson Heltsley. He is also survived by 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.
Cecil was a man of men and adored by all who knew him.
Funeral services will be Monday October 7th, 2019 at 2:00PM at Tucker Beechmont Funeral Home. With Ross Conley officiating and Nick Greenman, and Olan Revelette assisting. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Dunmor Visitation will be Sunday October 6th, 2019 at 5:00PM at Tucker Beechmont Funeral Home. Online Condolences may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com

Condolence & Memory Journal

My condolences to the Heltsley family. I worked at Sinclair U/G with him and other family members. May God comfort you all. His place was prepared by God.

Posted by W.Elizabeth Dukes Bush - Louisville, KY - Coworker   October 07, 2019

Martha Jewell and family,

What a wonderful life and now you are All blessed with great memories of a loving husband, father, grandfather etc.

Ronnie,Scott and I always enjoyed the few times that we were able to be with all of you. Cecil always had a special way of making everyone feel so welcome.

We hope that you all will treasure those memories and take comfort in the fact that he is a Christian. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

With Love,
Alma, Ronnie and family

Posted by Alma Price - Simpsonville, KY - Family   October 06, 2019

You all are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. His pain and suffering is no more and he has gone to his reward. Knowing he is a Christian will help ease the sadness of his passing. I am sorry that Curtis and I will not be able to come for the funeral. He doesn't travel very well anymore. May God bless all of you at this time of loss. We love you. Curtis, JoAnn and JonathanL

Posted by JoAnn Wilson - Louisville - Family Friend   October 05, 2019

Our prayers are for the family! May you find complete peace in his memory

Posted by Jeff & Tammy Lemmer - Cape Coral, FL - Family Friend   October 05, 2019

So sorry to you all

Posted by Kandi Brown - Utica, KY - Family Friend   October 05, 2019