Richard “Dick” Clark Taylor

By  | July 9, 2019 | Filed under: Bennett-May F.H., Obituaries

Dr. Richard "Dick" Clark Taylor Dr. Richard “Dick” Clark Taylor passed away peacefully at his home in Lewisburg, TN on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at the age of 75. The last year and a half have been difficult as he struggled with many illnesses. He is preceded in death by his parents, Don and Eileen Taylor and sister, Donna. He is survived by his wife Kelly Dean-Taylor of Lewisburg, Brother, Kent Taylor of Texas, sisters, Twila (Paul) McLaughlin of Arizona, Dee Taylor of Indiana, and Deb (Dennis) Guse of Colorado. Several nephews and nieces also survive.
After finishing medical school, he enlisted in the Navy and was stationed in California for two years and in the reserves for five years.
Dr. Taylor worked as an Orthopedic surgeon in Giles County for several years. After leaving the hospital in Pulaski, he traveled to fill in for other physicians. His travels took him to Maine, North Dakota, Minnesota, Arizona, and New Mexico. He retired in 2014 and enjoyed working on the farm in northern Giles County that he loved.
Dr. Taylor was an accomplished carpenter and gardener. His greatest pleasure was cooking and kitchen gadgets. He loved to cook for others and always found unique recipes. He was also an avid animal lover. He would stop to help a turtle across the road, pick up animals he found and opened his door to those who found him.
Many people thought he was gruff, but for those that knew him well, knew he had a heart of gold and would help anyway he could.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 12th, 2019 from 4:00pm until 7:00pm at Bennett-May & Pierce Funeral Home and Crematory.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, July 13th, 2019 at 10:00am in the chapel of Bennett-May & Pierce Funeral Home and Crematory with Bro. Mark Johnson officiating and full military honors following.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests you help an animal in need by donating to rescues, fostering, or adopting the wonderful forgotten animals.
Bennett-May & Pierce Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Dr. Richard “Dick” Clark Taylor.


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