Born May 8, 1935 at Glen Alum, he was preceded in death by his parents Dewey and Norma Taylor, his loving wife Mary Etta Taylor, beloved daughter Karen Ann Taylor, brothers Dewey and Bobby Taylor and sister Shirley Taylor.
He was a retired employee of Mingo County Schools. He spent his time at Varney Grade School not only caring for the building but also for the teachers, administrators, and thousands of schoolchildren over his twenty years there. He guided and influenced many with his wisdom, practicality, and sincere love of life. His belief in God guided his daily life. He was loved and will be missed by many, especially his faithful companion Rocky T Hurley.
Survivors: sons James (Barbara) of Jefferson City, Tenn., Matthew (Edwina) of Athens, Ala. and Mark (Laura) of Strawberry Plains, Tenn.; daughters Norma Taylor of Varney, B.J. Taylor, Barbara (Tom) Fields, and Mary Taylor of Indianapolis, Ind. and Sue (Richard) Hurley of Varney; brothers Roy (Wanda), Doug (Linda), Bill (Louise), Joe (Pat), and Jerry, all of eastern Tennessee; sisters Judy (Jack) Gillum and Kathy (Red) Fielden, both of eastern Tennessee; grandchildren Brittany and Mallory Taylor, Corbyn Fields, and Joseph and Jeremy Taylor.
A celebration of life will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 17, at theSarah Ann Church of God in Sarah Ann, with the Rev. Gary Starr overseeing the celebration.