August 29, 1929 - July 22, 2009
William C. Taylor, 79, of Morristown, Tn., passed away on July 22, 2009 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tn. Born in Elkins, W. Va., he graduated from West Virginia University in 1951 with a BS in mining engineering. After graduation, Mr. Taylor joined the Jeffrey Manufacturing Co. as a field sales engineer but was soon drafted by the US Air Force. He was accepted into flight training, earned his wings as a fighter pilot with the US 5th Air Force, 9th Fighter Bomber Squadron and flew combat missions during the Korean War. After being discharged from the Air Force with the rank of Captain, Mr. Taylor rejoined the Jeffrey Manufacturing Co. where he worked for 48 years, retiring in 2000. During his professional career, he held numerous positions including field sales engineer, district manager, special projects manager, product sales manager, operations manager, national distribution manager and Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Morristown, Tn. Mr. Taylor is predeceased by his parents; Woodford and Sally Taylor, his brothers; Keith, Carl and John Taylor and his sister Susan Louise Taylor. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary, seven children; William C. Taylor II of Tampa, Fl., Catherine Briggle of Coral Gables, Fl., Elizabeth Stallo of St. Petersburg, Fl., Mark Taylor of Tampa, Fl., Suzanne Taylor of Tampa, Fl., Jo Ellen Hickman of Pataskala, Ohio and Pam Buchanan of Morristown, Tn., two sisters; Joyce Ralston of Pasadena, Ca. and Ruth Brown of Greensboro, NC., and 10 grandchildren. A wake will be held Friday, July 24th from 5:00 - 7:00pm at Mayes Funeral Home West Chapel, 4524 West Andrew Johnson Hwy., Morristown, Tn. A funeral mass will be held at 11:00am, July 25th at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 2518 West Andrew Johnson Highway, Morristown, Tn. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to St. Patrick's Catholic Church for the Wall of Remembrance / Columbarium fund. The family wishes to extend their thanks to the employees of Lakeway Regional Hospital in Morristown, Tn. and the medical staff at the UT Medical Center in Knoxville, Tn. for their professional services and tireless devotion.
William C. Taylor, 79, of Morristown, Tn., passed away on July 22, 2009 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tn. Born in Elkins, W. Va., he graduated from West Virginia University in 1951 with a BS in mining engineering.... View Obituary & Service Information
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