Dolly Parton Parents: Avie Lee Owens, Robert Lee Parton (Father, Mother)

Dolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer-songwriter, actress, philanthropist, and businesswoman, known primarily for her work in country music.

She was born on January 19, 1946, in Sevier County, Tennessee, United States, making her 76 years in 2022.

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Get to know more about the parents of the actress and singer.

Dolly Parton Parents: Avie Lee Owens, Robert Lee Parton (Father, Mother)

Avie Lee Owens Parton and Robert Lee Parton, parent’s of Dolly Parton, got married in 1939, when Avie was 15 and Robert was 17.

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The couple together had 12 children; Willadeene, David, Coy Denver, Bobby Lee, Stella, Cassie Nan, Randy, Larry, Floyd, Freida Estelle, Rachel and Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Dolly Parton and Parents
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Dolly’s mother, Avie Lee Owens, was a stay home mom who took good care of her children. She was known to have song old “English, Irish, Welsh, folk songs to entertain her children.

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However, her father worked in the mountains of East Tennessee as a sharecropper during his early adulthood which he later acquired his own  small land for a tobacco farm, while raising livestock at the same time.

He also worked at construction sites to help fund his large family’s needs.

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In 2000 at the age of 79 and after several complications of one or more strokes, the Patriarch of the Parton family, Robert Lee Parton died at Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee in Knoxville and in 2003, the 80-year-old Avie Lee also died.