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Herbert "Tom" Taylor

July 4, 1928 — March 31, 2020

Herbert "Tom" Taylor

Wadesboro – Mr. Herbert “Tom” Taylor, age 91, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Due to public gathering restrictions issued by the State of North Carolina, funeral services will be private. Tom was born on in Anson county on July 4, 1928, a son of the late Lillie Taylor Gaddy. He graduated local public schools and soon thereafter was drafted into the US Army for service during the Korean War. He worked several jobs upon his release from the service including for Southern Bell Telephone Company. However, Tom always maintained a deep interest in farming and was never happier than when he was tending his own cows. Tom was married to Anna Lee Waddell and they celebrated 65 years together before her death in 2018. They were both active members of Brown Creek Baptist Church and Tom enjoyed at least 41 years of perfect attendance at the church. Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Clara Lee Johnson (Bobbie), Mary Moore (Ted), and Nancy Williams (Mike) all of Wadesboro; his grandchildren, Adam Johnson (Pam) of Monroe, Mike Williams Jr., Hannah Williams, Hunter Williams, and Rocky Moore all of Wadesboro; and a great granddaughter, Caroline Lee Johnson of Monroe. Also surviving are two nephews, Buddy Waddell (Joye) of Wadesboro, and Steve Waddell (Sharon) of Charlotte and their families and the family of Add Waddell. In addition to his wife, Tom was preceded in death by his stepfather, Erie Gaddy; a sister, Evelyn Baucom; and a nephew, Add Waddell. The family would like to express their gratitude to Kindred at Home and staff, Dr. Lincoln and his staff, Hospice, and care-givers: Paula Tyson, Rachel Lockler, and Debbie Taylor for the care they provided for Tom and his family. The family suggests memorials to Brown Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Mary Moore, 151 Cameron Rd., Wadesboro, NC 28170. Leavitt Funeral Home is serving the Taylor Family. Online condolences may be made at www.leavittfh.com. STATE OFFICIALS HAVE MANDATED LIMITS ON GATHERINGS TO 10 PEOPLE OR LESS. IN AN EFFORT TO KEEP ALL OF OUR FAMILIES SAFE, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO CONSIDER THE ADVICE OF THESE PROFESSIONALS WHEN DECIDING WHETHER OR NOT TO ATTEND ANY SCHEDULED SERVICES.
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