Valdosta Daily Times


November 21, 2012

Thomas Wayne Taylor Sr.

VALDOSTA —  Thomas Wayne Taylor Sr., 76, of Valdosta, died on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at his residence following a brief illness. He was born on Aug. 8, 1936, in Selma, Ala., to the late Jess and Robbie Taylor. For many years, Mr. Taylor was a welder at Riblet Products. He loved to be with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Taylor of Valdosta; four daughters, Sandra Kaye Coody of Valdosta, Patty Gaddis and husband Richard of Lawton, Okla., Lisa “Wendy” O’Dell of Lake Butler, Fla., and Karen Jarvis and husband Randy of Quitman; one son, Buddy Taylor and wife Cathy of Valdosta; nine grandchildren, Justin Coody, Jay Wilson, Courtney (Brandon) Matheny, Tara, Elizabeth, Timothy and Dezi Jarvis, Ashley Taylor and Lindsey (Brandon) Harpe; two great-grandchildren, Owen Matheny and Kaylee Harpe; a brother, Clarence Taylor of Thomasville; a sister, Ginger Langston of Valdosta.  

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew Coody.

A memorial service for Mr. Taylor will be held at 1:30 p.m., today, Nov. 21, 2012, at Ousley Baptist Church with Dr. Clyde Stokes officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Hospice. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at — Carson McLane Funeral Home

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