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Russell Paul Taylor

Russell Paul Taylor, age 52 of Clinton, went peacefully to his heavenly home surrounded by his family on Sunday, March 10th, 2024.  He was born in Knoxville to Irene Newport Taylor and the late Charles Thomas Taylor, Sr. on April 6, 1971.

Russell was a loving husband, dad, papaw, son, brother, uncle, and friend. Most importantly, he was a follower of Jesus Christ and a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Andersonville.

Russell is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Carla Foust Taylor; three children, son, Caleb Burrell, (Courtney), and daughters, Stephanie Taylor and Madison Taylor; three grandchildren; Jaxton Niner, Everleigh Taylor and Carson Burrell; mother, Irene Newport Taylor of LaFollette; sister, Libby Owens Whittington, (Ronnie) of North Wilkesboro, NC,  sister, Sue Ann (Missy) Taylor Marlow, (David) of LaFollette, brother, Mark Gordon Taylor, (Tonia) of Orlando, FL, sister, Lisa Taylor Johnson, (Chris) of Knoxville; a host of nieces, nephews, family, friends, and his beloved dog, Tyson.

Russell is preceded in death by his father, Charles Thomas Taylor, Sr., his brother, Charles (Chuck) Thomas Taylor, Jr., and his infant brother, John Gordon Taylor.

Russell worked as a millwright for over 30 years.  At the time of his passing, he was a project manager for Darana Hybrid, Inc.  Russell was a man of many passions.  In his free time, he enjoyed putting smiles on people’s faces through his work with Pyro Shows of LaFollette.  If you’ve seen a firework show in our area, you’ve probably seen Russell’s work.  He loved helping people through his mission work with First Baptist Church of Andersonville, and his mission trips were some of his most cherished memories.  Anyone who spent time with Russell knew that he was an avid Tennessee Volunteer.  In his words, he “grew up on that hill cheering for the Vols!” Russell also enjoyed spending time with his family, playing cards, working puzzles, fishing, cooking, and tinkering in his garage.

The receiving of friends wa held on Wednesday, March 13, from 4-7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Andersonville. The service followed.  Interment was held Thursday, March 14 at 11:00 a.m. at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Clinton.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Pallbearers: Conner Brown, Darryl Cuttell, Chris Johnson, Mike Laxton, David Marlow, David Queener, Tony Simpson, and Mark Taylor. Honorary Pallbearers: Tim Arnold, Herb Foust, Johnny Foust, Spencer Herren, Lansden Hill, Slayton Holland, Ken Layman, Trevor Newport, Mike Neto, and Chase Terry.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the newly formed non-profit “The Russell Taylor BUILD 4 JESUS Foundation.”   The foundation accepts payments through PayPal, Cash and Checks.

The staff of Leach Family Funeral Home and cremation is honored to serve the family of Russell Paul Taylor.