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Forest Lawn Cemetery
Saturday March 26th, 2022

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Celebration of Life

First United Methodist Church
Saturday March 26th, 2022

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Ted Williams Taylor

Ted Williams Taylor




Ted Williams Taylor, age 86, of Laurens, and husband of Doris Smith Taylor, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2022, at Hospice of Laurens County.


Born in Laurens, he was the only child of the late William Carl and Josie Williams Taylor. Ted attended Clemson and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Laurens where he was a member of Searchers Sunday School Class. He loved to travel, having visited 48 states by motorcycle and was a member of several motorcycle clubs such as: the Social Security Gang, Emerald City Gold Wings, SC Gold Wing Road Riders, and International Gold Wing Road Rider Association. Ted was also a member of the Laurens County Cattlemen’s Association, Beefmaster Breeders United, Quarter Horse Association, and was a Paint Horse enthusiast. He was one of the motorcycle escorts for the Flight of the Dove, a bicycle fundraiser for Hospice of Laurens County.


In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Vicky Taylor Culbertson (Calvin) of Laurens, SC, Tim Taylor (Melissa) of New Castle, CO, and Jennifer Taylor Haskett (Michael) Summerville, SC; his grandchildren, Roy Culbertson (Jennifer), Carla Weisner (Jay), Gritton Culbertson (Molly), Davis Taylor (Kallie), Miranda Taylor (Troy), Nathan Taylor (Sandra), Max Haskett and MaryTom Haskett; and great-grandchildren, Grayson Weisner, Emmett Weisner, Case Culbertson and Olivia Taylor. 


A Celebration of Ted’s Life will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, March 26, 2022, at First United Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. Daniel Eplee.  A private burial will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery.


The family will receive friends in the social hall of First United Methodist Church immediately following the Celebration of Life.


The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Hospice of Laurens County for the love and care given to Ted.


Memorials may be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605, Hospice of Laurens County, PO Box 178, Clinton, SC 29325 or First United Methodist Church, 244 West Main Street, Laurens, SC 29360. 


Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com





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Mrs Doris and Ted's family. So sorry to learn of Ted's passing. He made an expression on me during one of our Bible sessions. Ted rarely opined, he just set there and backed up Mrs Doris....But once when asked why he believed, he responded, because I want to go to heaven. And that's exactly where he is at.
Dan and Hope Deason

Dan Deason Mar 28 2022 9:37 AM

Doris and family, love to all. Ted was the best neighbor you could ask for. He was a very good friend and many fond memories.
Love, Carolyn and William Brown

William Brown Mar 27 2022 8:33 AM

Prayers for family.

Susie Madden Mar 26 2022 4:20 PM

To the Taylor and Culbertson family, praying that you maybe comforted by the promise of the Lord of those who mourn. I am bless to have had Ted as my neighbor. Prays are always for all of you

Ulis Byrd & Daughters Mar 26 2022 3:05 AM

To the Taylors, Haskett's and Culbertson's. We are so sorry for the loss of your patriarch but we know that his lord and savior is well pleased with him and sitting beside him now. We love y'all.

Dave and Patti Armbruster Mar 25 2022 1:17 PM

So sorry for your Families loss. Ted was sometimes a man of few words, but you listened when he spoke! All members of the Taylor Family are a very special group of folks. Love and prayers to each of you in this difficult time. - Emil and Mary Lou Finley

Mary Lou Finley Mar 25 2022 10:37 AM

So sorry for our loss we will all miss Him .

Charles fridy Mar 25 2022 9:34 AM

Vickie we are so sorry to hear about your fathers passing. Prayers for you and your family during this time. He sounded like a wonderful man.

Janice and Ted Ward Mar 25 2022 7:49 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ted Taylor

Lucy Penland Crowder Mar 25 2022 7:13 AM

My sincerest of condolences to you Doris and family. I know that there are no words that can really ease your grief at this time but please know that you are very close in thought and prayer.

BETTY WALSH Mar 24 2022 9:56 PM

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