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‘Doc’ Taylor

Edwin D. “Doc” Taylor, 87, of Trimble died Oct. 23, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.
Services were set for today at 1 p.m. at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home in Newbern, with the Rev. John “Buck” Carroll officiating. Interment was to follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Milan.
Pallbearers were to be Bruce Pope, Elvis Sturdivant, Brian Pope, Greg Donaldson, Terry Parker and John Huie. Honorary pallbearers were to be F.C. Shoffner, John Troutt, Charles Stephens and Horace Doss.
The family requests that memorials be made to Trimble United Methodist Church, 308 East Mitchell St., Trimble, TN 38259; or Reelfoot Rural Ministries, 6968 Minnick-Elbridge Road, Obion, TN 38240.
He was born July 11, 1926, in Kenton, son of the late William Wallace and Verna Mae (Draper) Taylor. He served in the U.S. Navy at the end of World War II and attended Peabody High School in Trenton, graduating from Riverside Military Academy and the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. He practiced pharmacy for more than 40 years, owning businesses in Trimble and Newbern.
He was a member of Trimble United Methodist Church, Kappa Psi fraternity, American Legion and Lions Club and had been a member of the school board and the town board for the City of Trimble.
He is survived by his wife, the former Billie Poindexter; two daughters and his son-in-law, Carolyn Taylor of Memphis and Susan and Mike Revell of Union City; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Jane Taylor of Trimble and Mark and Leesa Taylor of Shelbyville; five grandchildren and their spouses, Jeff and Beth Weatherly, Amber Taylor, Andrew and Shelia Taylor, Emily Taylor and Jason and Rebecca Revell; seven great-grandchildren, Neely Taylor, Addison Taylor, Justin Weatherly, Hannah Weatherly, Hallie Revell, John Walker Revell and Sarah Wallace; a great-great-grandson, Kaiden Wallace; and two nephews and their spouses, Rob and Heather Hays and Dr. Mike and Cheryl Hays, both of Nashville.
He was also preceded in death by his sister, Lillian Hays.
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