John Taylor

January 12, 1936December 2, 2018

John "Tom" Taylor 82 of Tampa, FL passed away at the home of his niece on Sunday, December 2, 2018.

He is proceeded in death by his wife, Hattie, nephew, Wesley, sisters; Annie Bell Weston, Hazel, and Carrie, brothers; Jessie, Burle, J.B., R.J., Ennet, and Guy.

John is survived by his son, John Byrd, lady friend, Juanita Brown, and many nieces and nephews.

He served his country in the United States Navy, and worked at Dixie-Lilly for over 40 years. John enjoyed antiques, flea markets, and traveling on the road. "If the wheels are rolling, Tom is smiling."

The funeral service will be held at 7:00pm Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Johnson Funeral Home, Richlands, NC. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, starting at 6:00pm. Burial will be Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 2:00pm in the Brady-Howard Cemetery.


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 5, 2018
  • Burial Thursday, December 6, 2018

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Vicki Williams

December 5, 2018

John will be missed ! I hated that he had to leave Florida. I know my mom really loved him and so did we but in a way they are together now because now he is watching over her and can see her every day!

Earl Polk

December 5, 2018

My condolences to the all the family of John Taylor.
John was my friend and co-worker at Adams & Jennings Funeral Home in Tampa, Florida and a "pickin" buddy at garage sales and flea markets. He loved his whole family, especially his mother and his niece Shirley. I heard many family stories from him and had good times with him over the last 10 years. He will be missed.

Nancy Mackey

December 4, 2018

We had many great times with Uncle Tom and Aunt Hattie, then after Aunt Hattie passed Uncle Tom kept a strong relationship with all of his family. My mom was Hattie 's sister, even after we were all grown with families he would continue to come visit us, he also love to visit my father and they would sit for hours and talk or just share space. You were loved and will be missed Uncle Tom. RIP your niece, Nancy

Linda Taylor

December 4, 2018

Hey The Weston's & Taylor's Family, I want to say I'm very sorry of y'all's a passing of Uncle (Tom) John Taylor, he was a greatful man & he loved all of us very much...😧🕊️💙🌷...

Darlean Murphy

December 3, 2018

Shirley so sorry to hear about John's passing. Will be prayingfor you and the family. Love Darlean