Dolly Parton's brother and songwriting partner Floyd Parton dies, aged 61

11 December 2018, 10:30

Dolly Parton and brother Floyd
Dolly Parton and brother Floyd. Picture: Getty

Floyd Parton wrote a number of songs for his older sister.

His death was announced in an obituary published by Atchley Funeral Home, in Sevierville, Tennessee, describing Floyd as "a renaissance man" who "was an avid outdoorsman and had an abundant knowledge of nature as well as being an incredible cook."

A private service has been held, though Dolly Parton has not spoken publicly on her brother's passing.

Floyd is best known for co-writing the song 'Rockin' Years' with Dolly, which she recorded with Ricky Van Shelton in 1991.

Dolly also worked with her brother on 1978's 'Nickels and Dimes', from her 1978 album Heartbreaker.

He also wrote 'Waltz Me to Heaven' for the 1984 musical comedy Rhinestone, in which Dolly starred opposite Sylvester Stallone.

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