Jack Taylor, 52, of 14597 River St., Blakely, Ga., died suddenly Monday, June 17, 2013 at his residence. His funeral will be held Friday morning, June 21, 2013 in the Chapel of Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home in Blakely, Ga. at 11 A.M. EDT. The family will receive friends for a visitation on Thursday evening the 20th from 7 until 9 PM at the funeral home. Active pallbearers will be Ronnie Chambliss, Dennis Chambliss, Michael Allen, Jamie Dennard, Jim Jackson and Clayton Shattles. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Chambliss and Zack Chambliss.
Mr. Taylor was born March 1, 1961 in Blakely, Georgia to the late X. M. Taylor, Sr. and Nancy Lucille Shattles Taylor. He was a retired brick mason. Other than his parents, his was preceded in death by a sister, Alice Chambliss and 2 brothers: Rufus Taylor and Sammy Shattles.
His survivors include a daughter, Chelsea Taylor of Cowarts, Al., 2 sons, Jack Christopher Taylor and wife Aimee of Bourbonnais, Il. and Holden Taylor of Cowarts, Al., his partner, Leashia McMullen of Blakely, Ga. He has 3 sisters: Hattie Taylor, Denise Handcock and Threasa Hester all of Milledgeville, Ga., 7 brothers: Fred Taylor & Dorothy of Sylvester, Ga., Monroe Taylor & Annette 0f Blakely, Ga., X. M. “Bea” Taylor, Jr. of Blakely, Ga., Frank Taylor & Ellen of Blakely, Ga., David Taylor of Bainbridge, Ga., Dave Bruner & Teresa of Edison, Ga. and Chad Haley & Amber of Dothan, Al. and a brother-in-law, David Chambliss of Blakely.