W. Julian Parton, 96, died Monday, March 3. He was the husband of Nancy Parton.
He worked for the former Lehigh Navigation Coal Co., becoming its president in 1952. He then organized the Panther Valley Coal Co. and was its chairman and president until selling it in 1955.
Born in Pottsville, he was a son of the late William A. and Edna (Holmes) Parton.
Surviving in addition to his widow are three sons, William, John Richard; a daughter, Joy Dallmeier; five grandchildren and three great-granddaughters.