Shelby County Indiana
James Ellison Parton, Sr., 81, Indianapolis, passed away March 3, 2013.* He was born February 5, 1933 to the late Matt and Anna Treadway Parton. James married Linda Fishback on February 14, 1959 in Manilla, Indiana. He had been employed as a heating and air conditioning technician for Amoco prior to his disability. James served his country as a Marine in the Korean War. He was a life member Bethany Wesleyan Church and a 23 year member of American Legion Post 88. James [was] very active in the community serving as a Garfield Park Sunken Gardens Renovation Advisory Council Member, Friends of Garfield Park Conservatory Member, Garfield East Neighborhood Board Member, Southside Sidewalks Advocate Member, MDA Adult Support Group Member, Community Hospital East Volunteer (10) years, Hook Rehab Laugh Lines Editor, and One Body Food Pantry Volunteer.
4 or 5 Mar 2014
He is survived by wife Linda (Fishback) Parton, Indianapolis; sons Timothy (Cathy) Parton, Indianapolis, Marc A. Parton, Indianapolis, and Brian L. (Maria) Parton, Indianapolis; sister Marie (James) Martin, Indianapolis; grandchildren Kacy (Scott) Epley, Pulaski, TN, Laura (Charles Rothhaas) Parton, Beech Grove, Jennifer, Derrick, Harrison and Liam Parton from Indianapolis ; and eight great grandchildren. He was preceded in passing by his parents Matt and Anna Parton, son James Parton, Jr., brother Virgil Parton, Sr. and sisters Frances Cook, Virgie Travis and Mabel Williams.
Services Thursday, March 6 at 10:30 am at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center. Visitation Wednesday from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at the mortuary. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the One Body Food Pantry.
*Submitter's Note: The Social Security Death Index gives the date of death as 3 Mar 2014. On a side bar on this obituary the funeral home does list the 2014 date:
James Ellison Parton, Sr.
Born: Sun., Feb. 5, 1933
Died: Mon., Mar. 3, 2014
Visitation 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 05, 2014. Location: Singleton Mortuary. Funeral Service 10:30 AM Thu., Mar. 06, 2014
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming and Betty Kitchen
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