Russell Leon Parton

Russell Leon Parton, age 70, of McMinnville passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.  He was a native of Cannon Co.

Survivors include his son, Kevin Parton & his fiancee, Kelly Simpson; Brother, Grady Parton & his wife, Alice; Nephews, Ted Parton & Douglas Parton; Niece, Hallie Quick; Father, “Pa” Ray Davenport; Life Partner, Lynda Evans; Stepdaughter, Nicki Evans; Grandchildren, Newby, Jonah, Ian, Lindsay, & Chaley; and Great Grandchildren, Chasity, Allyann, & Ellie.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Pauline Ferrell Davenport; Father, “Bud” Parton; and a Stepson, Joey Evans.

Mr. Parton was a longtime resident of the Blues Hill Community and was a veteran of the Army.  He was a retired employer of General Electric in Murfreesboro & more recently retired as a groundskeeper of Faulkner Cemetery.  He loved mid-50s Ford cars, yard sales, flea markets, junkyards, & “all you can eat” buffets.

Funeral Service will be 11 AM Thursday, March 25, 2021 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Nathan Jones officiating.  Interment will follow at Wood Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4 to 8 PM Wednesday, March 24, 2021 & 9 to 11 AM Thursday, March 25, 2021.

Woodbury Funeral Home, 615.563.2311,