Dolly Parton's brother dies at 61

Posted at 9:30 PM, Dec 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-11 07:24:56-05


The brother of country legend, Dolly Parton, passed away last week. Floyd Estel Parton died Thursday, Dec. 6 at 61 years old.

His obituary called Parton "a renaissance man" with many talents, including songwriting. Two of his most famous songs were Rockin’ Years, recorded by Dolly Parton and Ricky Van Shelton and Nickels and Dimes, recorded by Dolly Parton and later by George Burns. 

Floyd is survived by his siblings and their spouses, Willadeene Parton, David and Kay Parton, Denver and Carolyn Parton, Dolly and Carl Dean, Bobby and Angie Parton, Stella Parton, Cassie and Greg Griffith, Randy and Deb Parton, Freida Parton, Rachel and Eric George; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

The family held a private service.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to Dolly's My People Senior Activity Center in Sevierville.

My People Senior Activity Center
1220 W. Main Street
Sevierville, TN 37862

Online condolences may be left at