McArthur “Mike” Taylor of Huntland passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at the age of 70 in his home. He was born on April 2, 1950 in Huntland, TN to the late James Taylor and Jeanette Johnson Taylor. He retired from Coleman Construction where he was employed as a concrete finisher and “jack of all trades” for 40+ years. He loved the great outdoors. You could find him hunting, fishing, drinking a Budweiser, or gardening. If he were doing neither of those hobbies, you could find him in the comfort of his home playing the bass guitar or watching Old Westerns like Bonanza and Gunsmoke. He will be deeply missed by those who had the privilege to know him.
Mike is preceded in death by his parents, James and Jeanette Taylor; two brothers, Thomas Taylor and Johnny Taylor, Sr.; sister, Alice Taylor; two nephews, Jr. Taylor and Johnny Taylor; father-in-law, Willie Blair and mother-in-law, Marie Blair.
McArthur Taylor is survived by his wife, Naomi Blair Taylor; four sons, Michael (Karen) Taylor, Timothy Taylor, Anthony Taylor and Nathan Blair; devoted granddaughters, Gabrielle Bailey, Breyosha (Larry) Wilhite, Monique (Adam) Sharrer and Gavin Blair, Ashlynne Register; two grandsons, Trayvon Taylor and Johnathan Blake Edwards; four great granddaughters; three brothers, Theodore Taylor, Joesph Taylor, and GW (Alice Mae) Taylor; four sisters-in-laws, Janet (Mark) Wolf, Juel Blair, Dorothy Taylor, Sandy Wilson; and a devoted niece, Quincy Burnette and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends at Watson-North Funeral Home on Monday, July 20, 2020 from 11:00am-12:00pm. Graveside services will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Payne’s Chapel Cemetery in Huntland with his beloved sons, Michael and Timothy officiating. Serving as pallbearers are: Adam Sharrer, Rodney Davis, Timothy Taylor, Anthony Taylor, Michael Taylor, and Nathan Blair. Online condolences may be sent to www.watsonnorth.com.
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