Husband of country music superstar Dolly Parton who has been featured in television documentaries about his wife, including an episode of Dateline NBC and a Dolly Parton feature of CMT Greatest Moments. He has stayed away from the spotlight in all other regards.
He married his wife on May 30, 1966 after meeting her in a laundromat in 1964.
He was set to appear on stage alongside his wife in celebration of fifty years of marriage. He ran a road repair company.
He became the brother-in-law of ten as Dolly has ten brothers and sisters.
Miley Cyrus is he and Dolly's god daughter.