View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Shannon M. Helton, 42, corrections officer for the Maury County Sheriff’s Department and resident of Columbia, died Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral with Reverend Steve Swango and Reverend Brandon Stutts officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Friday from 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. Born November 6, 1978 in Morehead, Kentucky, he was the son of Roy Helton and Darlene Robinson Chapman. A Mama’s boy, Shannon would call and ask his mother’s opinion about everything. He loved to pick on his sister to no end just because he could. On November 21, 2009, he married Shannen Dinsmore Helton and together they loved to travel to the mountains, Panama City Beach, and most importantly to the University of Kentucky ball games. Shannon was known for always having a smile, laughing, taking pride in everything he did, and working hard, so he could travel and live life the way he wanted to. Shannon enjoyed going to country music concerts and planned a whole vacation around going to an Alabama concert. He loved his dogs, was a life-long Kentucky fan, and enjoyed meeting all the players and coaches. Shannon was a member of Loyal Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. He always said, “tomorrow isn’t promised.” In addition to his father, Roy Helton of Campton, Kentucky; and mother, Darlene Robinson (Donnie) Chapman of Cullekoa; survivors include his wife, Shannen Dinsmore Helton of Columbia; sister, Jessica Sue Helton of Culleoka; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Roger and Hazel Mann Helton; maternal grandparents, George Ernest and Eva Manuel Robinson; and step brother, Donnie Clay Chapman, Jr. Active pallbearers will be Christopher Randolph, Billy Robinson, Zach Ray, Ray Odom, David Stewart, Mike Hudson, Justin Johnson, Robby McNeese. Honorary pallbearers include Kenneth Hughes, Tyler Harrison, Enoch George, Employees of Maury County Sheriff’s Department, and members of Loyal Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.