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Brenda J. Taylor

June 7, 1947 ~ December 4, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Brenda Taylor Obituary

Brenda J. Taylor, 76, our loving mother and long-time resident of Powell, TN, passed away on December 4, 2023. She had a long career at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, Roscoe and Miva Smith; brother, Earl Smith; brother, Jim Smith; sisters-in-law, Diane Smith and Linda Smith; brother-in-law, Buford Moore; son-in-law, Rusty Gordon; and, most recently, her husband, Dale A. Taylor. She is survived by daughters, Kim Melton (Jason) and Tammy Gordon; son, Brent Bolin (Anna); sister, Carolyn Moore; sister-in-law, Carol McCroskey (Kenny); brother, Robert Smith; grandchildren, Isabella Gordon, Haley Smith (Patrick), Caleb Melton (Chesney), Lauren Bolin and Nick Bolin (Emily); great-grandchildren, Kaylee Melton and Crockett Melton; and several nieces and nephews. She’ll be remembered for her sense of humor, resilience, and good advice. She believed through helping people, she was sharing the love of God. Now, she is in His arms. II Timothy 4:7-8. A memorial service will be held on January 12th at 12:30 p.m. at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her husband. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory is honored to serve the Taylor family. Condolences may be left for the family at www.

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Celebration of Life Memorial Service
January 12, 2024

12:30 PM
East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery (Knoxville)


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