James Robert Parton, 60, of LaFollette, died Sept. 30 at Physicians Regional Medical Center.
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He was a very loving husband and father who loved his family and his dog, Diamond, dearly. He proudly served his country during the Vietnam era and enjoyed going to the mountains, riding his red Jeep 'The Mugg,' and working on and shooting guns. He prided himself on improving his education and encouraged others to do the same. He was a dedicated employee at Honeywell for more than 20 years where he was able to travel all over the world.
He was preceded in death by his parents Oscar Thomas and Nettie Mae Parton; sister, Katricia Parton.
He is survived by his wife Sherry Parton of LaFollette; son, Jon Parton of Smyrna; daughter Christy Weigant and husband, Tony, of Lascassas; step-son, Mikie Patterson of Tennessee; brothers Ronnie Parton of Sevierville and Clyde Diehl of LaFollette.
Funeral services were Oct. 4 with the Rev. Junior Dilbeck and the Rev. Earl Powers officiating.
Martin Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Published in LaFollette Press on Oct. 17, 2013