Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

October 17, 2013

Elray Partin

Jacksonville Daily Progress

JACKSONVILLE — Funeral services for Elray Partin, age 92, of Mixon are scheduled for noon Sat., Oct. 19, at First Baptist Church of Mixon with Rev. Joe Ballard and Rev. Chris Cliborn officiating. Burial will be at Mixon Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.

Mr. Partin passed away Mon., Oct. 14, 2013 in Troup.

Elray was born May 7, 1921 in Mixon. He was a rancher for many years after moving back to Mixon. Mr. Partin was both President of the Board of Trustees of Mixon Cemetery Association and a board member of North Cherokee Water Supply Corporation. He also was the first President of the North Cherokee Volunteer Fire Department.

Elray retired as a Personnel and Office Services Director, for North America at Conoco Oil and was a Deacon and a member of the First Baptist Church of Mixon.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Clydene Partin; parents, Ellis and Mary Addie Partin.

Survivors include his son, Darren Partin of Mixon; daughter, Judy Nielson and husband Darrell of Boulder, Colo.; grandchildren, Michelle Henderson, Denise Henderson, Stephen Henderson, Scott Henderson, Stephanie Henderson, Kelly Partin, Kristin Partin, and Will Partin; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Butterworth, Robert Butterworth, Guy Funderburke, Joe Jozwiak, Terry Borski, Frank Loria, and Jeff Millen.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of the First Baptist Church of Mixon.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Fri., Oct. 18,  at Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.