LeRoy Desheaun Parton
August 17, 1941 – July 22, 2019
Parton, L.D. (Desheaun) age 77, left us and this earthly world behind for his heavenly home on July 22, 2019. Our hearts are heavy but we know he is free now from all pain and confusion. He was employed at Y-12 and K-25 DOE Plants in Oak Ridge for 29 years. After retiring in 2003 he went back to Y-12 and worked as a security escort for a number of years. L.D. was a Veteran and served 8 years in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Desheaun was preceded in death by his father, Ford Parton and his mother, Loretta Strand Parton Hawkins, as well as his former wife and mother of his children, Linda Parton. He is survived by his wife of almost 36 years and caregiver, Judy Parton; children, Christina Parton, Robert Parton, Shawn Michael (Sherry) Parton, April Parton Fritts; brother, Roger Parton; step-son and care-giver, Jimmy Moore, step-children, Pete, Steve and Lisa; 7 grandchildren; 6 step-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and one special step-grandson, Thomas Bailey. In his younger days he enjoyed hunting and fishing as well as bowling with several perfect 300 scores to his credit. Another favorite was vacationing in Destin, Florida with his wife, Judy. L.D. was a Christian, a strong believer in God, Jesus and Heaven. He loved the movie, "Heaven Is for Real". Receiving of Friends will be on Friday, August 2, 2019 from 5:00-7:00pm at Berry Highland Memorial, 5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville with a Celebration of Life Service to follow. Shawn Michael, Chaplain Thomas Rayford and Charish Roberts will be speaking at the service. Music will be provided by Mallie White. Family and friends will gather for a 3:00pm Final Farewell Service at Highland Memorial Cemetery on Saturday, August 3, 2019. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Amedisys Hospice for their loving care during his illness. Condolences may be offered at www.berryhighlandmemorial.com
- Visitation Friday, August 2, 2019
- Celebration of Life Friday, August 2, 2019
- Final Farewell Service Saturday, August 3, 2019
LeRoy Desheaun Parton
August 9, 2019
I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Desheaun. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this time.
July 29, 2019
I was assigned to the 89th Security Police Squadron, Andrews AFB, Md from 1964 - 1969, and again from 1970 - 1972. Leroy was a member of the unit during my time there and was a member of the pistol and rifle team of the 89th SPS that won may TAC awards for their marksmanship abilities. Condolences to the family during this time of sorrow. RIP LeRoy.
Calvin W. Stickley, Jr., CMSgt, USAF/Retired
Ashton Parton (granddaughter)
July 26, 2019
He was my grandfather and he will always be in my heart forever and always and I will carry him with where I go . I love you papa until we meet again