A Celebration of Life for Mr. Eddie L. Taylor, 65 of Decatur, AL. will be 11:00 am. Saturday at Reynolds Funeral Home with Elder David Taylor officiating. Interment will be 11;45am, Monday at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, Alabama. Mr. Taylor passed away January 28, 2018 at the Huntsville Hospital Hospice Family Care. Family visitation will be Friday evening from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Eddie Lee Taylor completed his journey in this life on Sunday, January 28, 2018, while being surrounded by family and staff members of Hospice Family Care in Huntsville, AL.
Eddie Taylor was born in Morgan County, AL on April 1, 1952, to the late James and Ella Mary Taylor. He attended Lakeside High School and graduated from Decatur High School. He was a retired and decorated veteran from the United States Army. His decorations included; National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal 4th Award and Expert Badge with M16 Rifle. After retirement Eddie was employed by North Alabama Mental Health Services. He confessed his love for Christ at an early age and joined Shiloh M.B. Church under the leadership of Pastor Edward Owens.
Eddie Taylor known also as “Young Eddie” was always an easy going individual, who never met a stranger and loved to walk and meet people. Eddie enjoyed sports, especially football, wrestling, cooking and spending time with his family and friends. Anyone that had the opportunity to meet Eddie will never forget him because he was truly a character with his famous sayings such as “Wrong Answer”.
Eddie was preceded in death by his father, Eddie Taylor; mother, Ella Mary Taylor; two brothers, Franklin (Priest) and Dennis (Spoon) Taylor.
Eddie Lee Taylor leaves behind to cherish his memory: a special friend, Vicki Malone Woods; one son, Terry Taylor (Jeannie); three daughters, Annetta Taylor, Rayshonda Taylor and LaTonya Taylor all of Decatur, AL, two loving and devoted sisters; Mary Jones and Sarah Shackelford (Coynis) of Decatur, AL; two compassionate and dedicated brothers, Elder David (Evelyn) Taylor and Ronald Taylor both of Decatur, AL; fifteen grandchildren; Keren Taylor, Makayla Taylor, Kaitlyn Taylor, Braylen Taylor, NaTasha Taylor, Brittany Taylor, Prentice Taylor, Demitri Taylor, Gregory Taylor, Nicholas Taylor, Jaden Taylor, Jaylin Taylor and Jamari Taylor; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.