W. Lawton Taylor Sr., 77, died Monday evening, September 21, 2020, at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross.
He was a native of Alma, and lived many years in Alma and Ware County before moving to Pierce County. He retired from CSX as a manager of administration. He was a member of Jamestown Baptist Church for over 40 years, was a member of the Lions Club, and served as secretary and treasurer of the CSX Officers Club for 15 years. He also served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
He was the son of the late Walter Ewing Taylor Sr. and the late Ethel Teston Taylor. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Walter Ewing Taylor Jr. and a sister, Bonnie Etherton.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Pat Douglas Taylor, Blackshear; four sons, W. Lawton Taylor Jr. (wife Lori) and Johnny Taylor (wife Jennifer), all of Blackshear, Jimmy Taylor (wife Lana), Ware County and Rodney Taylor, Savannah; 11 grandchildren, Seth Taylor, Anslei Taylor, Brody Taylor, Addison Taylor, Emmaline Taylor, Brooke Taylor, Will Taylor, Brooke Price, Kinsley Price, Kevin Taylor and Drake Sheys and a sister, Jane Davis of Orlando, FL.
Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Friday, September 25, at the Jamestown Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 25, from the Jamestown Baptist Church with the Rev. Lamar Christie, the Rev. Stanley Luke and the Rev. Ashley Corbett officiating.
Interment will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Alma, with military honors provided by the United States Army from Ft. Stewart.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.