M. T. Taylor

Born in Nashville, TN on July 30, 1929

Departed on September 21, 2011 and resided in Fairview, TN

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TAYLOR, M. T. – Age 82 of Fairview passed away on September 21, 2011. Mr. Taylor was a friend to many from all walks of life, a good citizen who believed in the goodness of every man. He was a farmer, merchant, avid collector, world traveler, and the first Mayor of Fairview. He loved his family especially his grandchildren. He was a lifelong member of Fernvale Community Church. He and his store were fixtures in his community. Preceded in death by his parents, Maryland Thomas Taylor and Adele Smith Taylor; sisters, Irene Jones, Billie Joy Vestal and Peggy Jean Taylor; brother, Jimmy Taylor. Survived by his devoted wife of 61 years, Emma J. Taylor; children, Tom Taylor Andrewena and Marsha Taylor; grandchildren, Kathleen T. Jefferis Wade and Matthew Thomas Taylor. Funeral services will be held 11:00am Monday at Fernvale Community Church 7891 Fernvale Rd, Fairview, TN, 37062 with burial to follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 2:00pm – 8:00pm Sunday at Harpeth Hills and 1hr prior to service at the church. HARPETH HILLS FUNERAL HOME, 9090 Hwy 100, Nashville, TN 615-646-9292. www.afamilylegacy.com

6 Comments to M. T. Taylor

  1. Carolyn Welch
    September 22, 2011 12:00 am

    Heartfelt sympathy to the family – Carolyn

  2. Michelle & Kevin Murakami and daughters
    September 22, 2011 12:00 am

    Our deepest condolences for your loss. Thomas was a truly great man whom I’ve always admired for his soft-spoken kindness and his commitment to his family and community. Fairview and our family tree is a much better place because of him. With love, Michelle Willie Bea’s grandaughter

  3. Lark Foster
    September 22, 2011 12:00 am

    I knew the very first time i walked into Mr. Taylor’s store that THIS was a special person. We bonded immediately. We began a conversation that i still remember to this day! He and i shared a love of plants & for the Lord. He reminded me alot of my own father. It’s hard to picture Mr. Taylor without his beloved wife by his side, whether they were unloading flowers off the truck or sitting in their rocking chairs at the store. I remember more than once blessing me with some special apples they had just picked up at market & every so often an unusual variety of plant he had started from seed! For many years their daughter Marsha, who moved back to her hometown after working in New York, has so faithfully been working side by side with her folks. This i KNOW she will always be thankful for the opportunity to have these incredible memories with her dad at the store. I know that Heaven is a little more special today because of Mr. Taylor’s presence! I love you all, Lark

  4. Michelle,Brian, and Desiree McGriff
    September 22, 2011 12:00 am

    Our deepest condolences, we love you.

  5. Sandra&Ned Anderson
    September 23, 2011 12:00 am

    MEMORIES OF LONG TIME FRIENDS IN FAIRVIEW,WHOM MR. TAYLOR WILL BE MISSED.OUR PRAYERS FOR U MS.JEANETTE &FAMILY.NED&SANDRA ANDERSON

  6. Jane & Jack Curtis
    September 24, 2011 12:00 am

    Jeannettie,

    I know this must be very hard for you. You and family are in our thoughts and prayers. We had planned to see you tomorrow, but Mother has taken a turn for the worse so we do not want to be that far from her.

    Remember that God looks out for those who love him and follow his commandments. Put your trust in him.

    In Christ’s love,
    Jane and Jack