O.T. 'Taylor' Claiborne Jr., 91, of LaFollette, died March 2. He was a member of Fincastle United Methodist Church and was employed at Woodson's Cash stores from 1950 to 2009.
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He was preceded in death by his son, Dennis Claiborne; parents, O.T. Claiborne Sr. and Dicie McCarty Claiborne; brothers, Charlie, Claude and Alex, Curt; sister, Eva.
He is survived by his wife, Laura Ruth Claiborne; son, Tim Claiborne and wife, Vickie; grandsons, Josh Claiborne and wife, Melissa, and Matthew Claiborne; great-grandsons, Lucas and Caleb Claiborne; brother, Burgin Claiborne of Memphis; sisters, Katherine Smith of Kingsport and Ruby Childress of LaFollette; many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to offer a special thanks to the staff at Tennova Health Care.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fincastle United Methodist Church of Fincastle Cemetery.
Funeral services were March 6 with interment at Fincastle Cemetery.
Cross-Smith Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.
Published in LaFollette Press on Mar. 7, 2013