Leroy Taylor Jr., age 55, of Lake City

Leroy Taylor Jr., age 55, of Lake City, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019 at his home.  Jr. was born on September 10, 1963 to Leroy and Joyce Roach Taylor.  Jr. enjoyed watching dirt track racing, Duck Dynasty and the Andy Griffith show.  He loved playing and spending time with his grandchildren.  Jr. is preceded in death by his dad Leroy and daughter-in-law Samantha Taylor.


Wife of 36 years:        Kathy Taylor                                      Lake City, TN

Sons:                         Corey Lee Taylor                               Lake City, TN

                                  Leroy Drake and Nakita Taylor          Lake City, TN

Grandchildren:          Corbyn, Bryson, Collyn, Coltyn, Mason, Shealyn and Easton Taylor

Mother:                     Joyce Taylor                                       Caryville, TN

Brothers:                   David Taylor                                       Vasper, TN

                                 Bryan and Jessica Taylor                   Lake City, TN

                                 Jason and Jessica Taylor                   Johnson City, TN

Sisters:                     Gail and Roger Hawkins                    Lake City, TN

                                 Wanda Branam                                  Jacksboro, TN

A host of other family members and friends that mourn his passing

Visitation: 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Monday, January 7, 2019 at the Hatmaker Funeral Home.

Funeral Service: 8:00 PM, Monday, January 7, 2019 in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charlie Mac Marlow officiating.

Internment: The family will meet at 10:15AM, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Hatmaker Funeral Home to go in funeral procession to the New Vasper Cemetery, Vasper, Tn for an 11AM graveside service.

Hatmaker Funeral Home

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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