WAYNESVILLE — James Parton, 79, passed away at Mission Hospital in Asheville, on March 15, 2020.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert and Ruth Phillips Parton; three brothers, William Robert Parton, Lloyd H. Parton, and Hugh Allen Parton; one sister Doris Ann Parton; one daughter, Anita Conard; and two sons, Charles Neil and James Lyle Parton.

James is survived by his wife of 23 years, Judith Parton; two sons, Scott and Todd Parton; three stepchildren, Darrell Ledford, Angela Ruff, and Teresia Cota; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; and two sisters Brenda Frady and Sue Moore.

James worked at Dayco for many years before retiring in 1996.

In memory of Mr. Parton memorials are suggested to Haywood Pathways or Broyhill Children’s Home.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, a celebration of Jame’s life will be held at a later date.

Smoky Mountain Cremations and Funeral Service of Clyde is caring for the family and the online register is available at www.smokymountaincremations.com.

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