OBITUARY

Claude Eugene Taylor

August 15, 1938December 2, 2018
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Claude Eugene Taylor, 80, entered into the arms of our Savior during the early morning hours of Sunday (December 2, 2018) surrounded by his loving family. Claude was born on August 15, 1938 to the late Mack Bert & Mary Pauline (Joyce) Taylor in Kingsport, TN.

Claude has been a dedicated member of Reedy Creek Presbyterian Church since 1942, where he later joined the choir. He unselfishly served our country in the United States Army National Guard. Claude retired from Eastman Chemical in 1999 after 32 years of service. Claude was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend; he will be greatly missed.

In addition to his parents, Claude was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Alwayne Lunsford; and nephew, Timothy Lunsford.

Left to cherish his memories are his loving wife of 25 years, Berniece Taylor; daughters, Amy Claudette Bender & husband Keith and Jill Taylor Parsons; two step-daughters, Sheri Blankenbeckler and Amanda Byerley; step-son, Brent Anderson & wife Cindy; sister, Anna Lee Lunsford; nephew, Gregory Lunsford; grandchildren, Sophie Bender, Fiona Bender, Lucy Bender, Quin Parsons, Zack Parsons, Olivia Parsons, Hunter Blankenbeckler, Dylan Byerley & wife Liz, Lauren Knowles & husband Billy, Andrea, Chloe, and Jacob; two great-grandchildren, Cooper Blankenbeckler and Ezra Knowles; and a host of friends.

The family will greet guests and share memories on Friday (December 7, 2018) from 12:00 noon to 2 pm at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home with Rev. Marshall Steinle officiating.

Claude will be laid to rest on Friday (December 7, 2018) at 3 pm in Christus Garden at East Lawn Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers will be Greg Lunsford, Quin Parsons, Zack Parsons, Hunter Blankenbeckler, Dylan Byerley, and Joe Haynes. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Robertson, David Thomas, John Thomas, Ernie Williams, Brent Anderson, Scottie Deel, David Johnson, friends from Reedy Creek Presbyterian Church, and Cedar View Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to Reedy Creek Presbyterian Church Choir (6044 Orebank Road, Kingsport, TN 37664).

Online condolences may be made to the Taylor family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Taylor family.

  • FAMILY

  • Berniece Taylor, Wife
  • Amy Claudette Bender and husband Keith, Daughter
  • Jill Taylor Parsons, Daughter
  • Sheri Blankenbeckler, Step-Daughter
  • Amanda Byerley, Step-Daughter
  • Brent Anderson and wife Cindy, Step-Son
  • Anna Lee Lunsford, Sister
  • Gregory Lunsford, Nephew
  • Sophie Bender, Fiona Bender, Lucy Bender, Quin Parsons, Zack Parsons, Olivia Parsons, Hunter Blankenbeckler, Dylan Byerley and wife Liz, Lauren Knowles and husband Billy, Andrea, Chloe and Jacob, Grandchildren
  • Cooper Blankenbeckler and Ezra Knowles, Great-Grandchildren
  • A Host of Friends, Friends
  • Mack Bert and Mary Pauline (Joyce) Taylor, Parents - Deceased
  • Alwayne Lunsford, Brother-In-Law - Deceased
  • Timothy Lunsford, Nephew - Deceased
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Greg Lunsford
  • Quin Parsons
  • Zack Parsons
  • Hunter Blankenbeckler
  • Dylan Byerley
  • Joe Haynes
  • Harold Robertson, Honorary
  • David Thomas, Honorary
  • John Thomas, Honorary
  • Ernie Williams, Honorary
  • Brent Anderson, Honorary
  • Scottie Deel, Honorary
  • David Johnson, Honorary
  • Reedy Creek Presby. Friends, Honorary
  • Cedar View Methodist Friends, Honorary
  • Keith Bender, Honorary
  • DONATIONS

  • Reedy Creek Presbyterian Church Choir

Services

  • Visitation Friday, December 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 7, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, December 7, 2018
REMEMBERING

Claude Eugene Taylor

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Regenia Bishop

December 4, 2018

Our families memories of Claude are very special to us. Claude was my daughter, son in law and granddaughter's neighbor for several years. He not only was a great neighbor, but a wonderful friend. He was a kind, loving man who won a special place in my families hearts. He treated my family as if they were his own, and he will so be missed by everyone that loved him.

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Biography

Claude Eugene Taylor was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, Claude will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

Claude Eugene Taylor, 80, entered into the arms of our Savior during the early morning hours of Sunday (December 2, 2018) surrounded by his loving family. Claude was born on August 15, 1938 to the late Mack Bert & Mary Pauline (Joyce) Taylor in Kingsport, TN.

Claude has been a dedicated member of Reedy Creek Presbyterian Church since 1942, where he later joined the choir. He unselfishly served our country in the United States Army National Guard. Claude retired from Eastman Chemical in 1999 after 32 years of service. Claude was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend; he will be greatly missed.

In addition to his parents, Claude was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Alwayne Lunsford; and nephew, Timothy Lunsford.

Left to cherish his memories are his loving wife of 25 years, Berniece Taylor; daughters, Amy Claudette Bender & husband Keith and Jill Taylor Parsons; two step-daughters, Sheri Blankenbeckler and Amanda Byerley; step-son, Brent Anderson & wife Cindy; sister, Anna Lee Lunsford; nephew, Gregory Lunsford; grandchildren, Sophie Bender, Fiona Bender, Lucy Bender, Quin Parsons, Zack Parsons, Olivia Parsons, Hunter Blankenbeckler, Dylan Byerley & wife Liz, Lauren Knowles & husband Billy, Andrea, Chloe, and Jacob; two great-grandchildren, Cooper Blankenbeckler and Ezra Knowles; and a host of friends.

The family will greet guests and share memories on Friday (December 7, 2018) from 12:00 noon to 2 pm at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home with Rev. Marshall Steinle officiating.

Claude will be laid to rest on Friday (December 7, 2018) at 3 pm in Christus Garden at East Lawn Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers will be Greg Lunsford, Quin Parsons, Zack Parsons, Hunter Blankenbeckler, Dylan Byerley, and Joe Haynes. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Robertson, David Thomas, John Thomas, Ernie Williams, Brent Anderson, Scottie Deel, David Johnson, friends from Reedy Creek Presbyterian Church, and Cedar View Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to Reedy Creek Presbyterian Church Choir (6044 Orebank Road, Kingsport, TN 37664).

Online condolences may be made to the Taylor family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Taylor family.

Simply stated, Claude was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Claude leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember Claude Eugene Taylor.