George Taylor passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2023 at his home with family members close by. He had a larger-than-life personality. Anyone who met him could not walk away without a memorable experience. He was known for his old-fashioned work ethic, frugality, good scotch and cigar recommendations, his huge heart for the Lord Jesus, and jokes that he would revisit at every family gathering, holiday, and meeting of a new friend. George was a storyteller, and every new telling of his famous jokes would receive new embellishments, exaggerations, and sound effects. He was a conservative to his core and loved his country with such heart. He had no regrets in life other than what America might become for his children. George was the owner of Squires Square, a retail package store in downtown Knoxville. He loved the community he worked in and was dedicated to running his business for over 50 years. Within that time, he saw generations of families grow up in the community, as well as decades of UT students and returning graduates every homecoming. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee, a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, a member of The Cotillion Club, attendedBible Study Fellowship,and was a member of Sevier Heights Baptist Church.
George was preceded in death by his parents Jerome and Bessie Taylor. He is survived by wife Wanda with whom he shared two children, Katie Taylor-Napier (Aaron) and Jesse Taylor (Chelsea), his brothers Jerome (Sally) of Chattanooga, Mitch (Pat) of Louisville, Alex (Lynn) of Dandridge, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Memorial gifts can be made to Locked Down on the Outside ministries, 2818 Selma Ave., Knoxville, TN 37914. Arrangements entrusted to Dotson Funeral Home, Wildwood. (865-984-5959). Online condolences may be made at www.dotsonfuneralhome.com
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