Terry Parton

Obituary of Terry Parton

Terry L. Parton

Age 70. Suddenly Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at his home. Born in Paulton, IL to the late Braxton and Shirley Parton (nee Parker). Terry was a proud U.S. Army Veteran and a faithful follower of Christ attending Harvest Bible Chapel in Joliet. He retired from Stepan Company in 2012 after 30+ years of service and was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Nascar driver Jeff Gordon. Terry was a devoted husband that enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandson.

Survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Roberta Parton (nee Swan); one daughter, Melissa A. (Jason) Rainford; beloved Papa of Adam Lee Rainford; two sisters, Barbara Jimenez of Rockdale and Jewell Chance of Joliet; two brothers, Joseph (Kathie) Parton of Joliet and Gene (Anna Mae) Parton of Pleasantview, TN; two sisters-in-law, Kathy (Tony) Jimenez of Rockdale and Millie (Darrin) Gooch of Marion, IL; and six brothers-in law, Danny (Brenda) Swan of Stonefort, Ronnie (Connie) Swan of West Frankfort, Jack Swan of Stonefort, Kenny (Donna) Swan of Herrin, Allen (Lisa) Swan of Marion, and Brad (Michele) of Marion. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends also survive.

Preceded by his parents; two sisters, Patricia Galik and Margie Owen; one brother, Glen Parker; and three brothers-in-law, John Galik, Ernest Chance, and James Jimenez.

Funeral Services for Terry L. Parton will be held on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name to the wishes of the family that will be distributed to a charity at a future date would be appreciated. Visitation Sunday 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com