William C. “Bill” Parton was born the son of William Henry Parton and Sarah Olive (Raelett) Parton on April 5, 1923, in Fairfax, Missouri, and departed this life on July 24, 2014, in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 91 years.
He was united in marriage on August 2, 1943, to Bonnie J. Pruitt.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Parton of the home in Thayer, Missouri; one son, Jerrel Parton and wife, Louise of Roebuck, South Carolina; one daughter, Jane Yancey and husband, John of Thayer, Missouri; two granddaughters, Wendi Bushong and Heather Nuckols; two grandsons, William Jerrel Parton and Roy Parton; nine great grandchildren; one sister, Agnes Parton of St. Louis, Missouri; a host of nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Sarah Parton; five brothers, Wayne, Junior, James, Verney and Everett Parton; four sisters, Mable Pruitt, Marie Walker, Mina Hernandez, and Francis Williams.
Bill served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He received several awards and medals including the Bronze Star. He was a dedicated member of the VFW post 7831 in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.
He was a farmer and worked as Maintenance Supervisor for J. V. Midwest Last Company for many years. He enjoyed bowling, gardening, and assembling jigsaw puzzzles. He was also a skilled woodworker, crafting numerous items that will be treasured by his family and friends for many years to come.
Bill was a faithful member of the Church of Christ in Brandsville, Missouri. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather and will truly be missed by all.
Funeral Services for Mr. Parton will be held, Monday, July 28, 2014, at 2:00 PM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer with David Olbricht and Joe Bill Dixon officiating.
The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home chapel in Thayer on Monday, July 28th from 1:00 PM until service time..
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to the Church of Christ in Brandsville, Missouri, or the Thayer Fun & Friends Senior Citizens Center, and may be left at the Funeral Home in Thayer.