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James Theodore (Thedie) Taylor, Taylor Co., KY (1946-2015)

He worked as a farm and construction worker and as a meat cutter at Wise Slaughter House. He was the widower of Lou Willie Smith, his wife of over 25 years. He leaves 28 direct and five step descendants.
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James Theodore "Thedie" Taylor, Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, was born on December 4, 1946 in Green County, KY. He was the son of the late Olie Bobinson and Willie May Taylor. He died Thursday, April 23, 2015 at his home in Campbellsville at the age of 68 years, four months, and 19 days.

The funeral for James Theodore "Thedie" Taylor will be held 12pm noon CT/1pmET, on Tuesday, April 28th at First Baptist Church, 704 E Broadway, Campbellsville, KY, where visitation will be from 10amCT/11amET to 12amCT/1pmET, prior to the service at First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery, South Central Avenue, Campbellsville, KY.

He had worked as a farm and construction worker and as a meat cutter at Wise Slaughter House.

He married Lou Willie Smith in 1977 and she preceded him in death on July 29, 2004.

He was a member of the Pleasant Run Baptist Church. He is survived by the following:
  • Two daughters: Nichelle Taylor and Schemanda Taylor of Campbellsville, KY

  • Three step daughters: Sarah Edelen and Julie Hatcher of Campbellsville, KY; and Celeste Black of Orlando, FL

  • Two step sons: Hearie Haskins and Harrison Haskins of Campbellsville, KY

  • Fourteen grandchildren

  • Twelve great grandchildren
Send a condolence to the family of James Theodore "Thedie" Taylor

The Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home, 503 East Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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James Theodore (Thedie) Taylor, Taylor Co., KY (1946-2015)

2015-05-02 - 503 E Main Street, Campbellisville, KY - Photo Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.

James Theodore (Thedie) Taylor, Taylor Co., KY (1946-2015)

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