Kenneth Allen Taylor, 89, of Gallatin went to be with the Lord on August 6, 2020. He was born August 20, 1930 in South Tunnel, TN to Ira Glenn Taylor and Frances Durham Taylor. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Mary Frances Taylor; sisters, Margaret Johnson, Mabel Franklin, Callie Long; and brothers, Harold Taylor, Gordon Taylor, and Joe Taylor. He is survived by two daughters, Lisa Phillips (Tom) and Lori Sweat (Ken); three grandchildren, Barbara Hunsicker (David), Kendall Phillips, Kate Sweat; and one great-granddaughter, Felicity Hunsicker. He is also survived by three sisters: Katherine Haynes, Carolyn Goldsmith, and Delores Lopez (Jim).
From an early age, Mr. Taylor learned the value of hard work growing up alongside nine siblings. He was employed by the H.G. Hill Company for almost 50 years, starting as a sack boy at the Gallatin location, moving into the manager position at the Hendersonville location, and then advancing to the position of produce buyer until his retirement. During the Korean War, Mr. Taylor served in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Taylor was a committed Christian, having come to know the Lord as a child. He was a faithful member and deacon for many years at Victory Missionary Baptist Church in Hendersonville.
Mr. Taylor was a true gentleman, known for his patience, his generosity, and his honesty. He loved to make people laugh and had several classic phrases, perhaps the most famous being: "The main thing is don't get excited!" He was steadfast in his endeavors, loved his family dearly, and will be missed by all who were blessed to know him.
A memorial service will be held at a later date, when circumstances allow.