Tommy Taylor, age 75 of Clinton

Tommy Taylor, age 75 of Clinton passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at Methodist Medical Center.  Tommy was a member of Edgemoor Baptist Church where he stayed very active helping with the Building and Grounds Committee and the Awana’s.  Tommy retired from Anderson County School System in the maintenance department.  Throughout his life he enjoyed playing musical instruments, fishing, and bee keeping.  For many years Tommy helped work the Anderson County Fair.  He was born October 1, 1945 in Anderson County, Tennessee to the late Joe Taylor and Pearl Owenby Miller. 

He is survived by his loving wife, Betty Taylor of Clinton; daughter, Marcell Fay Taylor Bean of Oliver Springs; sons, Anthony Taylor of Clinton, and Toby Taylor & wife Candice of Caryville; sisters, Janice Morell of Rockwood, Patsy Calway & husband Robert of Oak Ridge, and Connie Wreyford Cheeck of North Carolina; brothers, Carl Taylor of Oak Ridge, Ronnie Taylor & wife Donna of Heiskell, Leon Taylor of Clinton, and Timothy Rogers of Cordova;  step children, Sherry Bryant of Clinton, Gayle Brown & husband Tracy of Clinton, Denise Sissom & husband David Clinton, Stephanie Brock & husband Joe of Clinton, and Laura Garrett & Ryan of Knoxville; several nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

The family will have a graveside service 11:00 am, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at Farmers Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Rick Miller.  Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.

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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