Leslie “Pistol” Taylor, age 68, went home to be with the Lord on September 7, 2021, at Saint Thomas Mid Town Medical Center.
“Pistol” was born August 16, 1953, in Memphis, TN to the late John Lewis Taylor Sr. and Geraldine Taylor. He graduated Manansas High School in 1971. Shortly after graduating high school, he enrolled in the University of Tennessee at Martin. In 1972 he left college to serve our country in the United States Air Force as an air traffic controller where he served our country. He loved collecting movies and playing solitaire, and to keep his yard in perfect appearance.
He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Augusta Washington, Bessie Gatewood, and Ola Duncan.
“Pistol” is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Taylor; brother's, John Lewis Taylor Jr.(Memphis, TN), Sylvester Taylor (Colorado Springs, CO), Robert Taylor (Memphis, TN), ; sister's, Jeanette Taylor (Memphis, TN), Josephine Holmes (Memphis, TN) ; stepchildren, Andrew Blake Young, Bridgett Le Natt Washington; sister-in-law’s, Doris (kirk) Young, Mary Davis, and Vera (Charles) Darvin; brother-in-law, Shawn Gardenhire; special niece, Ann Taylor; also, a host of loved family and friends.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Thurman Funeral Home. Officiating will be Butch Bess.
Visitation will be Wednesday, September 15, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Thurman Funeral Home.
Thurman Funeral Home is Honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.
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