Charles Norman “Doc” Taylor

Published 9:25 am Friday, December 26, 2014

Charles Norman “Doc” Taylor, 75, of Jonesborough, formerly of Elizabethton, passed away Monday, December 22, 2014, at his residence.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Herbert and Lena Peters Taylor.
Norman was a 1957 graduate of Unaka High School and attended East Tennessee State University. He had served in the United States Army. He was a retired employee of Great Lakes and also had worked at Food City and the Elizabethton School System.
Norman was a former Carter County Commissioner and formerly had served on the Carter County School Board. He was a member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238, a 32nd degree mason and a former member of the Oriental Band. Norman was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church where he previously had sung in the choir.
He was an avid Vols Fan, also Pat Summit, Jason Witten and Peyton Manning.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Velma Taylor and Glenda Buckles.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Simerly Taylor; two sons, Brian Taylor and Chris Barnett; three daughters, Julie Story, Janice Mathes and Lori Decker; his sisters, Shelia Groce and husband Robert and Dolly Taylor, Greeneville; a brother, Gene Taylor and wife Brenda, Simpsonville, S.C.; nine grandchildren, Haley Lyons, Jessica Barnett, Christy Barnett, Jacob Mathes, Hannah Decker, Zachary Barnett, Tristen Storie, Beth Decker and Adam Decker; a special great-granddaughter, London McKinney; his brother-in-law, Ralph Buckles; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Taylor will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, December 26, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bill Greer and the Rev. Jack Lloyd officiating. Music will be provided by John Colbaugh and Grady and Lisa Holder. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 27, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Saturday, will be Brian Taylor, Chris Barnett, Jacob Mathes, Scott Mathes, Michael Holmes and Mike Lyons. Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Culler, John Shepherd, Robert Groce, Ralph Buckles, Dayton Buckles, Donnie Taylor, Wayne Stout, Mike Lingerfelt and all of his Masonic Buddies. Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 will conduct a Memorial Service following the funeral service. Military Honors will be provided by the American Legion. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also visit with the family at his residence or the residence of a sister, Shelia Groce, 502 West Mill Street, Elizabethton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Taylor to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605-4255. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website:
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Taylor family.

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