SAVIERVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) — Floyd Estel Parton, a songwriter and a younger brother to the country music icon Dolly Parton has died. He was 61.
An obituary posted by Atchley Funeral Home in Sevierville, Tennessee, noted that Parton died on December 6th.
While the obituary did not provide a cause of death for Parton, Radar Online reported last month that Parton had hospitalized and was in critical condition while battling a “mystery illness.”
Floyd Parton scored numerous hits over the course of his career, including “Rockin’ Years,” which was recorded by both Dolly and Ricky Van Shelton as well as “Nickels and Dimes,” which was also recorded by Dolly, as well as George Burns.
The Parton family held a private service for Floyd on Monday.
According to the obituary, Floyd is survived by his siblings and their spouses, Willadeene Parton, David and Kay Parton, Denver and Carolyn Parton, Dolly and Carl Dean, Bobby and Angie Parton, Stella Parton, Cassie and Greg Griffith, Randy and Deb Parton, Freida Parton, Rachel and Eric George; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to My People Senior Activity Center, 1220 W. Main Street, Sevierville, TN 37862.