Paul W. Taylor, 90, Elizabethton, passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2013, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital after an extended illness.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Robert and Lizzie Grindstaff Taylor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven brothers, Blaine D., Ira, John R., Howard M., Hobert, Orvil J. and Fred Taylor.
Mr. Taylor was a graduate of Happy Valley High School and was employed at North American Rayon Corporation for 45 years. He served in the 20th Air Force in World War II.
Mr. Taylor was a member of Big Spring Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Jacqueline “Jackie” Dugger Taylor; a son, William A. “Bill” Taylor and wife Tammy, Elizabethton; two granddaughters, Lauren Taylor and Lindsay Taylor; and a brother, Joe M. Taylor and wife Ivade. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Mr. Taylor will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 26, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. H. Clay Bailey officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, September 27, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Friday, will be Justin Taylor, Edwin Taylor, Austin Oaks, James Jones, Daniel Jackson, Richard Burleson and Keith Burleson. Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie, Robert, Jimmy and Lynn Taylor, Roy Colbaugh, Delmas Dugger and his church family. Military Honors will be provided by The American Legion and the Tennessee National Guard. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Taylor to Big Spring Church of Christ, c/o Gary Cable, 119 Sunny Acres, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or to the donor’s favorite charity. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also visit with the family at his residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Taylor family may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.