Dexter G. Helton, Sr., age 72 of Rocky Mount died Saturday, May 29, 2021. He fought a battle with MS for many years. He was born November 25, 1948 a son of the late William and Myrtle Helton. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Shelia Mae Helton. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Carolyn “Diane” Helton; sons, Dexter Helton, Jr., (Teresa), James R. Helton (Cheryl); grandchildren, Aeriel Helton, Sierra Helton, Amber Helton, Erin Helton, Michael Housman; sister, Billie Nichols; brother, Marty Helton (Donna); niece, Tammy; numerous other nieces and nephews. Mr. Helton retired from Roanoke Electric Steel with many years of service. He enjoyed racing and football. Services will be private. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.