Known as "J.L." to his family and friends, Mr. Taylor was a US Army veteran and member of Hillcrest Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.
Services were conducted by Rev. Russ Stephens and Rev. Glenn Denton.
Burial was at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: his wife of over 47 years Frances Lester Taylor; children Kenneth (Patricia) Taylor of Lebanon and Vicky (John) Graham of Brentwood.
Also surviving are grandchildren Felicia and Justin Taylor, Jameson and Carly Graham; along with brother William (Becky) Taylor of Watertown.
Mr. Taylor is preceded in death by parents Johnny W. and Rosie Lee Tramel Taylor; and sisters Johnnie Ruth Hubbard and Delosise Sassen.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Men’s Sunday School Class at Hillcrest Baptist Church and the Decons.
Active pallbearers: Mike Wright, Crockett Carr, Nathan Kolbe, Steve Malone, Randy Roberts, Tom Aldridge and Gary Landers.
Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.