Lawrence August Taylor
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Lawrence August Taylor

Knoxville, TN

Lawrence August Taylor, age 79, of Knoxville passed away at home in the company of his beloved wife, Dawn and his daughter, Kelly, on September 18, 2017. Larry recently retired after 46 years of service at the University of Tennessee where he was the founder and director of the Planetary Geosciences Institute. Larry's legacy of excellence in scientific research will endure through the generations of students and colleagues he has worked with over his many years at UT. Larry particularly enjoyed incredible travel adventures with colleagues from around the world and particularly traveling with his wife, Dawn.

Larry was born in Patterson, New Jersey, raised in Port Jervis, New York, and a graduate of Indiana University (Bachelor and Master Degrees) and Lehigh University (PhD). Following his years as a student, Larry completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at Max Plank Institute in Heidelberg Germany.

Larry is survived by his wife, Dawn; children, Kelly (David) Parra, and their children Christopher, Rachel, and Jacob, Jeff (Sarah) Taylor and their children, Katie, Declan, Liam, and Maggie.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Taylor family.

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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on Sep. 19, 2017.
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December 12, 2017
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
September 29, 2017
My sincerest condolences to the family.

May the God of all comfort grant you peace and strength during this most difficult time.

September 20, 2017

I hope you know how much Larry will be missed....especially by a fellow rebel like me! I truly loved Larry, and can not thank him enough for his 'tough love' support.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help!

Linda Kah
September 20, 2017
I am so sorry to hear this. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Denise Stansberry
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