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Leland D. Taylor

February 20, 2021


Mr. Leland “Lee” Taylor, age 72 of Coalfield (formerly of Jackson, MI) passed away after a long illness at

 Fort Sanders Medical Center in Knoxville. Lee served our country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict.

He was a wonderful man who was loved my many and he especially loved his family including his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He and his wife, Pat operated Taylor’s Diner in Coalfield for a short time where he enjoyed meeting many new folks in the community and making new friends. He was a great cook and enjoyed smoking bar-b-que.

He worked as a carpenter and builder. Pat worked along side him as they built new homes and flipped homes to sell.

Lee was preceded in death by his parents, Durward and Leawanna Taylor; Sister, June Watkins;

Best friend, Larry J.


He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Pat Taylor of Coalfield;

Children, Shawn Spargowski (Daryl) of Jackson, MI, Toby Taylor of Pensecola, FL,

and David Taylor (Jessica) of Coalfield;

Grandchildren, Christopher, Ethan, Tasha, Nick, Josh, Shyia, Jessica(Adam), Kylie, Ryleigh, Haven and Colton;

Nine Great-grandchildren;

Sisters, Laura Miller (Forrest) and Juanita Brix (Rusty), all of Michigan;

And many loved nieces, nephews, and other family members and good friends.


The family has chosen cremation with a Celebration of Life service to be held at a later date.


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