Gordon Browning Taylor

Born on September 22, 1948

Departed on June 9, 2017 and resided in Gallatin, TN

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Mr. Gordon Browning Taylor, 68, of Gallatin, passed away on June 9, 2017. He was born on September 22, 1948 to the late Willie and Virgie Taylor. He is also preceded in death by one son, David Wayne Taylor; four siblings, Bob Taylor, Bill Taylor, Nancy Brawner, and Barney Taylor.

Gordon was surrounded by a big loving family. He was always known as the family jokester and loved making everyone laugh. One major thing he enjoyed was saving stray animals, one being a goose and a cat. If Gordon ever saw an animal on the side of the road, he would always stop and take it home with him. He also enjoyed good ole blue grass music, and playing any type of string instrument. He never learned to read music and taught himself to play by ear. For many years he was a member of the Misty Morning Blue Grass group, and traveled to Alaska for a tour. If Gordon wasn’t saving animals or playing some type of instrument, you would find him doing something outside or just enjoying sitting on his porch swing with his dog. He would also spend time down at Rock Bridge Market to hang out with friends and just socialize. Gordon was a loving father, grandfather, and brother who will be truly missed.

He is survived by two sons, Billy(Connie) Taylor and Ronnie(Shannon) Taylor; six grandchildren, Chantara Taylor, Justin(Shelby) Taylor, Hailey(Chance) Warren, Jacob Taylor, Jared Taylor, and Zachary Taylor; three great-grandchildren, JayLee and Kayson Parker, and Olivia Taylor; three sisters, Wanda Miller, Betty Campbell, and Ruth Gentry; and one brother, Ray Taylor.

19 Comments to Gordon Browning Taylor

  1. Rusty O'Guin
    June 12, 2017 1:51 pm

    I spent many overtime hours working with Gordon in the Frame department at Peterbilt. He was always cheerful and hilarious. The time flew by on those evenings. I know that all who knew Gordon are saddened by his passing but thankful to have known this fine man.

  2. George boguskie
    June 12, 2017 4:18 pm

    Worked with Gordon for many years, we had many laughs and even played a few poker games at his house. He was always smiling, friendly and fun to be around. My condolences to his family . I wish I were there to pay my respect to my friend and his family. Rest in peace. God Bless

  3. Billy Thomas
    June 12, 2017 5:17 pm

    I knew Gordon from the day he hired in @ P/B.. a really nice guy. this is a total surprise to me!

  4. Kevin Wright
    June 12, 2017 6:24 pm

    I really enjoyed working with Gordon at Peterbilt. So many good memories!! My thoughts and prayers with the family.

  5. Debbie Rittenberry and Charles Silcox
    June 12, 2017 7:57 pm

    Charles and myself,knew Gordon for many years. He was a real prankster and he loved his family. You never met Gordon that he was not smiling. He would light up the room with his big smile. My son Brents learn to play a guitar by ear and watching Gordon pic. He will greatly be missed not only in person but on face book too. Him biting the donkeys ear or hiding in the corn field is a memory that I’ll always remember. “Gone out of sight,but never out of our thoughts and memories. ” Your friendship meant the world to us both. RIP my dear friend,there is lots of great blue grass musicians waiting in Heaven to play with you. We will met again someday soon .

  6. Debbie Rittenberry and Charles Silcox
    June 12, 2017 8:00 pm

    Charles and myself,knew Gordon for many years. He was a real prankster and he loved his family. You never met Gordon that he was not smiling. He would light up the room with his big smile. My son Brents learn to play a guitar by watching Gordon pic. He will greatly be missed not only in person but on face book too. Him biting the donkeys ear or hiding in the corn field is a memory that I’ll always remember. “Gone out of sight,but never out of our thoughts and memories. ” Your friendship meant the world to us both. RIP my dear friend,there is lots of great blue grass musicians waiting in Heaven to play with you. We will met again someday soon .

  7. linda baskerville
    June 12, 2017 8:38 pm

    Sorry the lose my brother in law work peterbuitl to

  8. linda baskerville
    June 12, 2017 8:40 pm

    Sorry for the lose prays

  9. Linda Wilmoth
    June 12, 2017 9:26 pm

    So Sorry. Gordon was such a joy to be around he befriended me when I first came to Peterbilt. We joked around a lot and enjoyed talking about music and our families. Love that SMILE. Rest in the Arms of Our Heavenly Father.

  10. Lindsay Keller
    June 12, 2017 11:01 pm

    I know Gordon from him coming up to Keller’s eating and playing a good ol’ game of tonk with him at the bar. Once, he had a stray male cat show up at his house and he was not getting along with the rest of his cats. Gordon knew I just lost my cat and asked me if I wanted to adopt this tomcat. Of course, I was searching for a new cat and this cat he brought me now fits in perfect here at Keller’s. Gordon even had him neutered for me. Now, everyone at Keller’s loves “Daddy Cat” which is the name Gordon gave him. Daddy Cat will always remind me of Gordon and his love for animals. Gone but not forgotten. Rest in peace, Gordon!!

  11. Jerry D. Carmack
    June 12, 2017 11:05 pm

    Saddened to hear about his passing. I met Gordon a few years back, at sideview market. And I learned that he was also a Vietnam Veteran. We became friends then, and every time I would see him out, we would say a few words to each other. I am going to say that we,(everyone that knew him), will miss him a lot. Because He never met a stranger. jdc
    Jerry Carmack

  12. Mike and Janice Haynes
    June 13, 2017 9:03 am

    So very sorry to hear about the passing of our neighbor and friend of many years fromTrina Street. We have all moved to other areas long ago but the memories we made on that street with those families will always be remembered. We were one big happy family. I will always remember Gordon’s love for his boys. He was always smililing and trying to figure a way to make someone else smile. One of my favorite times was Halloween. In the Taylor yard you always had to retrieve your candy and treat by reaching into a coffin and the person in the coffin would hand you your candy. Most of the time Gordon…You will be missed our friend….Love to the family.

  13. Debbye Harrison
    June 14, 2017 12:31 am

    Known Gordon for most of my life. Worked with him at Peterbilt. Big cut up. Used to eat dinner with him at Perrys in Bethpage after the plant closed. Great friend and a great guy. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for his family. He will be missed.

  14. Katie Christian
    June 14, 2017 9:52 am

    KNOWN GORDON FOR MOST OF MY LIFE. I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT HIS PASSING. HE WILL BE REMEMBERED AS A GOOD MAN AND FRIEND…..LOVE TO HIS FAMILY.

  15. Rebecca Taylor Christian
    June 14, 2017 10:03 pm

    Gordon, my brother in law. I called him “little brother” and he jokingly called me “old woman”. Saw him last month. He carried my boys on his hip like a Mom when they were little. This Bill Taylor family, Gordon’ brother , Bill, who passed away few years ago will never let go until we see him on the other side of this life. No better man. He was so much like his brother, Bill and the rest of the Taylor’s-. Be honored that you knew him.
    We will miss him so-but cherish his memory and what he did for all of us that knew him.

  16. Brittany
    June 15, 2017 8:52 am

    So sorry and saddened to hear the loss of our true friend and wonderful customer…..Gordon we all here at The Bethpage Store will forever miss you and never forget you. You were a true smile to everyones face here and always a happy caring person. We will miss you Dearly! R.I.P Brother!

  17. Love Always, "M"
    April 27, 2018 6:35 pm

    Will be a year June 9th. Still miss you so much. Never does a day go by that I don’t think of you. Forever in my Heart, Thoughts and Memories. TLOML.

  18. "M"
    April 27, 2018 7:16 pm

    It’s me again….”M”. I so miss our times together. I’m sorry if I ever let you down. I am a sorry for every mean thing I said to you. I didn’t mean it. I love and miss you so much. You are the only person that ever kept me straight or understood me. You were one of the best things that ever happened to me. Wish we had met much longer ago. Miss you everyday. Love you forever.

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