SEVIERVILLE β€” Floyd Estel Parton, the brother of country superstar Dolly Parton, has passed away at age 61.

Mr. Parton passed away on Thursday, December 6. According to this obituary, he was a "renaissance man of many talents and areas of knowledge" and an "avid outdoorsman". He was described as an incredible cook, passionate nature-lover, and talented songwriter and composer.

Two of his most famous songs were 'Rockin' Years' and 'Nickels and Dimes', which were recorded by Dolly Parton among others.

He is survived by his siblings and their spouses, Willadeene Parton, David and Kay Parton, Denver and Carolyn Parton, Dolly and Carl Dean, Bobby and Angie Parton, Stella Parton, Cassie and Greg Griffith, Randy and Deb Parton, Freida Parton, Rachel and Eric George; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to My People Senior Activity Center, 1220 W. Main Street, Sevierville, TN 37862.