Alfred “Tony” Taylor

Published 8:42 am Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Alfred “Tony” Taylor, 60, of Elizabethton, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, March 20, 2016, from Sycamore Shoals Hospital, after a courageous and long fought battle with cancer. Alfred was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Alfred Alect Taylor and Edith Armentha Barnette Taylor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Bobby Gene Taylor; his grandparents, George and Mary Taylor and Aaron and Niagra Barnette; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Tony had worked as a fabric beamer and was a member of East Side Christian Church. He loved to fish — catch and release. He had a beautiful, dry sense of humor and he loved his cars; he was a “shade tree mechanic.” But most of all, he was a loving son, father, grandfather and husband and will be dearly missed.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 41 years, Debra Taylor, of the home; a daughter, Brandy Taylor Torbett, of Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Anthony Layton Moody and Sierra Rayne Torbett, both of Elizabethton; a brother, Bryan Tyler Taylor, of Elizabethton; a sister, Candy Hardin, Hampton; and special friends, Rose and Wayne Hill and Timothy Sargent. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A graveside service to honor the life of Alfred “Tony” Taylor will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, in the Emmert Cemetery in Elizabethton with Mr. Charles Fitzsimmons, minister, officiating. Active pallbearers will be Anthony Moody, Mickey Hoilman, Timothy Sargent, Curtis Hyder, Aaron Potter and Lane Potter. Honorary pallbearers will be the management and staff of Colorworks; Matthew Hardin, Bryan Taylor and Bryan Torbett. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday to go in procession. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses on the 3rd Floor at Sycamore Shoals Hospital for the love and care given to Tony during his illness. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 2335 Knob Creek Road, Suite #101, Johnson City, TN 37604. Online condolences may be shared with the family at our website,
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Taylor family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

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