Charles Frederick (Freddy) Taylor
Published: Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Charles Frederick (Freddy) Taylor, age 74, of Newport, entered his heavenly home on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Newport Health and Rehabilitation Center.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He was a veteran, having served in the United States Air Force, a seventeen-year employee of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, and a retiree of Consolidated Pipe and Supply Company in Nashville and Knoxville.

Freddy was preceded in death by his parents Murray Taylor and Viola (Layman) Taylor Boley, stepfather Lloyd Boley, brothers Cecil 'Buddy' Taylor, Johnny Taylor, infant Jack Taylor, and step-brother Jimmy Lynn Boley; nephew Robert Franklin Taylor; former in-laws Frank and Cleo (Carlisle) Huff of Del Rio; brother-in-law Johnny Ellison of Newport, and companion Nan (Harrison) Hyed of Atlanta.

Fred is survived by his only child, daughter Susan J. Taylor and son-in-law Keith Husted of Del Rio; two sisters-in-law Louise Taylor and Maxine Taylor of Newport; step-brother Dan Boley (Wanda) of Reedville, VA; two step-sisters June Wiand (Paul) of Johnstown, PA, and Catherine Mitchell (Larry) of Huddleston, VA, and their families.

He is also survived by his special niece Sharon Taylor-Manning (Dexter) of Sevierville, nephew Terry Taylor (Theresa Mims) of Dandridge; brother-in-law Stephen Huff (Amy), niece Jessie Huff and nephew Justin Thomas of Newport; sister-in-law Jessie Watts (Gary), Jane (Cureton) Bill, of Newport and their family; Betty Ann Huff and former wife Mary Jo (Huff) Taylor of Del Rio; great-nephew Nathan Manning (Jessica) of Jefferson City and Taylor Manning of Johnson City.

Other survivors include a special friend he considered as another daughter, Cindy Davis Witham (David) of Nashville, special caregiver Lisa Holt of Del Rio, and very special friends David Keck and Ed Hodge of Knoxville, Gene Glanton, Ben Haynes, and Clint Hamrick, all of Nashville, Edward Blair of Carthage, TN, and Tom O'Dell, D. C. Ramsey, Conchita Austin, Lois and Conway Wilson, Anna Ruth Dean, Bill Gunter, Dan Metcalf, Cheryl Grooms, Vanda Knowles, and Harry Melton, all of Newport; Gordon and Janice Sexton of Del Rio, and Eddie and Carolyn Yoakley of Greeneville.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Manes Funeral Home.

A graveside service will be conducted by Pastor Scott Gorrell at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in Union Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Celebrate Life, c/o Michele Sexton, 824 Tucker Place Way, Dandridge, TN 37725, or the Robert Taylor Memorial Scholarship, c/o Janey Kinser, Newport, Business Women's Club, 3570 Cape Drive, White Pine, TN 37890.

Family and friends may sign the guest register online at

Manes Funeral Home is in charge.


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