Frank Parton was born on May 27, 1931, in Sevier County. He went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 18, 2022, at 4:13 a.m.
He was preceded in death by his wife of more than 60 years, Bernice Parton; parents, Jimmy and Leota Parton; and brothers, Crawford Parton, Homer Parton, Billy Parton, Ray Parton, Ben Parton and Blaine Parton.
He is survived by his daughters, Janice (Peter) Yore and Karen (Tori) Eubanks, both of Chicago, IL; grandchildren, Katie Yore, Peter (Casey) Yore, Amy Yore, Jennifer (Nick) Aguilar, Nicole (Josh) Fennell and Jamie Eubanks (Seth Wirtz); great-grandchildren, Roan Yore, Grayson Yore, Piper Yore, Paisley Yore, Preslee Yore, and Luna Aguilar.
Frank was a man of integrity, humble, honest, loving, and kind to all who knew him. He worked as an auto body repair specialist in the Chicago area for 40+ years. He would not retire from his work at age 90. He specialized in restoring antique automobiles that no one else would touch — to perfection to full paint.
He was a God-fearing man, loving, faithful husband — loved witnessing to all those who came into his shop, never wanting to miss sharing Jesus with all he came into contact with. He was always anxious to help all who needed a hand.
He loved his children and grandchildren — was a perfect role model for them to follow. His seed will rise up and call him blessed. He will be eternally missed by all those who love him.
Visitation will be held at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home on Friday, January 21, 2021 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm with the service to follow at 3:00pm. He will be buried at South Liberty Community Cemetery in Athens, TN at a later date.