Kenneth Edward Taylor (Sign Guestbook)

Kenneth Edward Taylor, age 76, of Lake City, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2019 peacefully at home surrounded by his close family and friends after a short two-month battle with colon cancer. Kenneth was born July 16, 1942 in Knoxville, TN to Jessie Taylor and Robert Taylor. Kenneth is survived by his wife of 56 years, Norma Dockery Taylor.

Kenneth accomplished much in his life and was a well-established contribution to society in many ways. He was Army veteran in the 101st Airborne, a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the York Right, Scottish Right, and Shriners, a boilermaker for 40+ years, a business owner and entrepreneur. He also built 3 homes on Norris Lake.

He was preceded in death by Daughter, Robin Renee Taylor; Son, James Carson Taylor; his parents, Jessie Taylor and Robert Taylor; Brother, Robert and wife Lillian Taylor; Brother, Wayne Taylor.

Surviving are his son, Mark Edward Taylor; two sisters Carolyn Faye and husband Charles Patterson, and Brenda Taylor; several nieces and nephews; Grandchildren, James Kristopher Taylor, Michael Taylor, Brandon Taylor, Mark Keith Taylor, Nora Taylor, Micayla Covington, Victoria Covington, Taylor Covington, Bailey Taylor-Maudsley, and Jwila Taylor; many great grandchildren; and lifelong friends, Edna Goforth Cole and Lonnie Harris.

The Celebration of Kenneth’s life will be held at his home on Norris lake at a later date. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Taylor family and invites you to view and sign the online registry below.

12 guestbook entries for “Kenneth Edward Taylor”:

  1. Alene & Wolfgang Raeder says:

    Norma, I am so sorry to hear that Kenny has passed, and sorry he had been so sick, I didn’t know. We have many fond memories to look back on from a very early age. I know you are so heartbroken, but please realized there is comfort in the Lord. He will be truly missed, please let me know when the celebration of life is. Please know that you can call me anytime if you just want a shoulder to lean on or want to talk. Love you dear friend and please let me know. Once again so very sorry for your Loss.

  2. Cwo ret Ron Sims says:

    RIP brother

  3. Cathy Poore says:

    I will never forget you Kenny I am so glad I got to see you a few months ago rest in peace my brother.I am praying for all his family …sending love to Norma , Mark , Carolyn , and Brenda

  4. Chris Killion says:

    Norma I’m so sorry. I remember helping Kenny build that round house at Norris Lake. Had that big rock in the basement. I love you.

  5. Terri Smith says:

    So sorry for your loss

  6. Kristie Lacy says:

    Our love, thoughts and prayers go out to each member of the Taylor family! God bless and Rest In Peace! Love Always, Kristie & Paul Lacy

  7. Brenda Taylor says:

    I will forever remember all the good times we had growing up. You were my rock, not sure what I’ll do without you. My wish for you is peace, no pain and no conflicts. I love and miss you.

  8. Robert Taylor says:

    Love and prayers to you and the family. He will be dearly missed because of all the lives that he touched.

  9. Charles W Caroline says:

    I’m sorry you lost you husband and companion. Your comfort will come with the children and grandchildren. Every one is a part of your love for each other

  10. Nancy Holloway says:

    We are so sorry for your loss Norma.

  11. Toby Morelock says:

    Dropped a lot of sweat, and had some good times working boilers with Kenny. So long, bro–see you on the next job.

  12. Patricia Neal says:

    So sorry for your loss. I remember when you started dating Kenny. You were a good friend who I lost . I was looking for you when I found Kenny’s obituary. I know your loss is deep. My condolences to you and his children.

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  • Birth: July 16, 1942
  • Death: March 17, 2019