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Shirley Wood Taylor

May 26, 1934 — June 20, 2021

Shirley Wood Taylor

Shirley W. Taylor, 87, of Kingsport, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at home after a brief illness. Born in Kingsport, where she had resided all of her life, Shirley was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School. She had worked as a secretary at Tennessee Eastman and retired from the Kingsport City School System after 25 years of service. Shirley had been a member of First Baptist Church all of her life.  After retirement she enjoyed painting, art classes and poetry.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orbin Taylor; grandson, Weston Montgomery; and 2 sisters, Bessie Pecktol and Billie Blankenbeckler.

Shirley is survived by her daughter, Terri Taylor Cox and husband, Terry; son, Scott Taylor and wife, Tricia; grandchildren, Sarah Henderson and husband, Lucas, and Sam Taylor and wife, Sophia; great-grandchildren, Levi, Romilly and Parker Kate; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 am on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 in the atrium at First Baptist Church.  The funeral service will follow at 11:00 am with Dr. Marvin Cameron officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Memorial Park.  Family members will serve as pallbearers.

 

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