Parten was employed by Green Bay Packaging, Arkansas Kraft Division as a pulp mill supervisor for 33 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Carol Cresap Parten; parent, Kit C. Parten and Annie Williams Parten; brothers, Kit Jr. and Charles; as well as his granddaughter Michelle Ann Parten.
Parten is survived by his children, Kit (Penny) Parten of Midland, Texas, Howard (Kelli) Parten of Redmond, Oregon and Elizabeth (Willie) Elizandro of Cabot, Arkansas; and two sisters, Marie Lee of Demopolis and Beatrice Parker of Thomaston. He is also survived by grandchildren, Christopher Parten of Denton, Texas, Katelyn Parten of Klamath Falls, Oregon, John Parten of Redmond, Oregon; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A private service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to Parkinson’s Foundation at www.parkinson.org.
Extended obituary at www.SmithFamilyCares.com