Clarence Lee Taylor

clarence taylor

April 23, 1941 ~ July 13, 2021

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Leicester, NC

Clarence Lee Taylor, 80, of Leicester, passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

A native of Buncombe Co., Clarence was a son of the late Clarence Lee Taylor, Sr., and Mary Harrin Taylor. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, an Ordained Minister, and a member of Highland Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Shelton Taylor; son, Lee Taylor (Lorraine); daughters, Cindy Deweese (Rick) and Crissy Taylor Carson (Gerio); 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters, Nancy Norden and Mary Louise Blanchard; and brother, James “Bo” Taylor.

The graveside service for the family will be presided over by Rev. Ralph Reemes at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21, at Sulphur Springs Cemetery.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Graveside Service: July 21, 2021 2:00 pm

Sulphur Springs Cemetery
Asheville School Road
Asheville, NC 28806

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  1. Praying for you Elizabeth and your family. May God comfort and strengthen you at this time.

  2. Elizabeth and family so sorry for your loss of husband and father, your loss is heavens gain and now he is with the one he loved and faithfully served all these years. My thoughts and prayers are with you and if you need me please call, love you my sister in the Lord,Marie and all the Ball family.

  3. Thank you for your service and sacrifices. May God keep you close to his heart and the American Flag draped over you for eternity. I’m here because of you. We all are. Rest easy soldier.

  4. Praying for you and the family. We love you! Eddie and Denise Cuen (daughter of Mary Louise Blanchard)

  5. I miss you bunches dear brother. You were always there for me with your kindness, protection, humor and guidance. I am grateful God made you my brother. I love you to Heaven and back!

  6. Uncle Clarence was thoughtful and supportive to us when my father had passed. He has been a constant loving brother to my mom, Mary Louise Blanchard. He is remembered by us as a man of deep love and faith. We love you Aunt Elizabeth and will keep you in our prayers. – The Ziegler Family: Becky (daughter of Mary Louise), Scott, Matthew and Ella

  7. So sorry for your loss. Praying God will give you comfort, knowing Clarence is wrapped in his loving arms.

  8. RIP Mama Edith Shipman Always Spoke Of You You Preached At Their Funerals Wades And Mamas As Well You Ment A lot To Her Now You All Can Celebrate In Heaven !

  9. Caroline is his mother’s niece . Sending lots of Love and Blessings to all .I am very Blessed to have loved such a godly and and a humble man . Thank You God A true family man He will always be a part of my future in my soul and my his Spirit live for ever God Bless And be at Peace 🕊

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