Dallas E. Taylor died on March 17, 2017, one day after his 48th wedding anniversary. He was born on Jan. 6, 1939, at the Cumberland Homesteads.
He joined the Air Force in 1956, receiving an honorable discharge in 1964. Between his first and second term he attended Bob Jones University in South Carolina. After leaving the Air Force he attended Tennessee Tech, where he met his future wife, Linda Hennessee of Morgan County. The two were married in 1969. He later studied at the University of Tennessee earning a degree in Industrial Education in 1970.
Dallas worked at many locations as an electrician. Over the years he worked at Y-12, the Alaska pipeline, the Saturn plant in Spring Hill, the Cooper Nuclear plant in Nebraska and also served in the reserves, the 1982 World's Fair and various TVA locations including Douglas Dam, Sequoyah Fontana, Watts Bar, Bull Run and many Switchyards. He retired from TVA in 2006 due to health problems.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dallas Suthard Taylor of the Woody community near Crossville and Margaret Lucille Kerley. He is also preceded by one brother, Thomas David; four sisters, Ruth Dyer, Louise Woodall, Doris Tucker and Brenda; and two nephews, Gregory and Jeffrey.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; two sons, Brett Taylor and Bryan Taylor and wife Amber; four sisters, Betty, Patricia (Pat), Linda Elliot and husband Dudley, and Sharon Davidson; three brothers, Ernest and wife Mollie, Thomas (Tommy) and John and wife Peggy; as well as seven nieces, eight nephews, several grand-nieces and grand-nephews and many relatives in the Woody Community and elsewhere.
Dallas was raised in the Baptist faith. In Wartburg he attended services at Liberty Baptist, First Baptist and St. Paul's Lutheran.
The family received friends Sunday, March 19, 2017, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg. The funeral service was held at 4 p.m. with Pastor David Graves officiating.
Published on March 27, 2017