- [S104] Cocke County, Tennessee, and its People, Cocke County Heritage Book Committee, (Walsworth Publishing, 1992), 265, 273.
- [S113] Manes Funeral Home, (http://www.manesfuneralhome.com), 21 Jul 2017.
(October 5, 1935 - July 21, 2017)
U.S. Veteran Luther Taylor, age 81, of Newport, passed away Friday, July 21, 2017.
He was a veteran having served in the United States Army.
He was a member of the Newport Masonic Lodge #234, where he was secretary for many, many years, Scottish Rite Mason, also a Shriner, belonged to the Eastern Star and the Gideon’s. He was an Analytical Chemist and was a Biology and Science Teacher at Cocke County High School. He was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin and Lena Taylor; son, Gabriel Taylor; and sister, Josephine Caldwell.
He is survived by his wife Barbara Taylor, of Newport; daughters, Sabra Taylor Hamad of Raleigh, NC; Shawna Parks of Newport; step-daughter, Scottie Lee (Tom) Rader of Clemmons, NC; brother, Fred (Irene) Taylor of Dandridge; grandchildren, Omar Hamad, Noelle (Jordan) Douglas, Ariel Parks; step-grandchild, Laura Leigh (Mike) Garlow; great-grandson, Dillan Parks; step-great-grandson, Grant Marshall Garlow; also several other family and friends.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm Sunday, July 23, 2017 with a Masonic Service at 6:30 pm in Manes Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will follow the Masonic service at 7:00 pm with Rev. Kelly Reed and Rev. Eddie Young officiating. Burial will be held 10:00 am Monday, July 24, 2017 in Union Cemetery.
Family and friends may sign the guest register on line at: www.manesfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Manes Funeral Home.
- [S147] Find a Grave, (Memorial: 181630190).