Dickie L. Parten

January 13, 1938March 27, 2021

It is finished. The battle is over and there is no more pain. Francis Louis “Dickie” Parten passed away on March 27th, 2021 due to natural causes. He was 83 years old.

Dickie is proceeded in death by his mother and father, Helen and Grant Parten, his sister Helen Rose Moore, a grandson Casey Norman, a son in law Marvin “Skooter” Adams, and a great granddaughter Penelope Claxton. He is survived by his wife of 63 years Syble Gatlin Parten. They had 4 children together Vicky Parten Highland, William “Bubba” Parten, Angela Adams, and Jeffrey Parten. His three siblings Marion Parten, William “Brother’ Parten, and Harold “Harry” Parten. Dickie was blessed with 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Dickie was an active member of Redemption Church where he served as a deacon and a Sunday school teacher. Dickie had a heart for missions that led him to Maine, Mexico, and Oklahoma just to name a few. He also served as an RA basketball, baseball, and softball coach. Dickie loved sports and never missed an Alabama football or a Kentucky basketball game.

Dickie’s greatest love was the love for his wife Syble. They spent many years traveling all over the world together but their favorite spot will always be The Great Smoky Mountains. He was a wonderful man. His spirit will live in many hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him.

Serving as pallbearers will be; William Simmons, Nathan Adams, Daniel Adams, Dexter Parten, Kendall Norman, Mark Gatlin and Palmer Gatlin.

The family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Howard Rubenstein and the staff of SAAD’s Hospice Retreat.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021


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Charles Jones

March 31, 2021

I was one of the blessed one to know Dick. I was able to be on several missions trips to Maine with him, both summer and winter trips. I was his side kick in Maine.
His service to God was was number one in his life

Teresa Graham

March 30, 2021

Dick was such a sweet man, who loved his Lord, family and friends. He leaves behind a large, empty spot, but we are so comforted knowing we’ll see him again before we know it!!