Tom Douglas ""Doug"" Taylor

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Tom Douglas "Doug" Taylor, 78, surrounded by love, he left his earthly body and went into the presence of our Savior on Thursday, November 10, 2016, at his home. Born on January 8, 1938 in Morgan County, he was the son of the late Clayton T. and Lucille Holman Taylor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Carey Winfred "Wimp" Taylor. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Spruce Pine and retired from U.S. Gypsum with thirty years of service. Doug loved his family and spending time with them. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He enjoyed wood working, camping, water skiing, sports, and was an Auburn football fan. He was a Mason, Shriner and a charter member of the Piedmont Pistons. Left to cherish his memories are his wife of fifty-nine years, Glenda Wade Taylor, of Spruce Pine; his sons, Steve Taylor and wife, Sue, of Bakersville, N.C. and Stanley Taylor and wife, Karen, of Bessemer City, N.C.; his daughter, Sonja Emmett, of Spruce Pine; his brothers, Bernard Taylor and Marvin Taylor, both of Decatur, and Ray Taylor, of Heflin; nine grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren, and five great- great-grandchildren. The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence at the funeral service honoring the life of Doug Taylor at 3 p.m. today, Sunday, November 13, 2016, at the First Baptist Church of Spruce Pine with Dr. Rocky Branch and the Rev. William Ellis officiating. A time to support the family, share memories and receive friends will be today, Sunday, November 13, 2016, from 2 p.m. until the service hour at the church. Interment will be in the Spruce Pine Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to either Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge or the . The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge for their loving care of Doug. Words of comfort may be e-mailed to the family by going to our website:, selecting Doug Taylor's name and then you may sign his guestbook. Webb Funeral Home in Spruce Pine, N.C. is honored to be assisting the Taylor family. Doug's obituary has also been posted on Facebook for viewing.
Published in The Anniston Star on Nov. 13, 2016
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