Charles Lee Taylor

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 30, 2009

PORT GIBSON — Charles Lee Taylor died Tuesday. Oct. 27, 2009, at River Region Medical Center. He was 88.

Mr. Taylor was a lifelong resident of Claiborne County. He was a retired educator and an active cattleman and tree farmer. He was associated with Chamberlain-Hunt Academy for over 35 years, serving as a teacher, coach and principal until his retirement.

He attended Hinds Junior College, graduated from Millsaps College and received a master’s degree from Mississippi College. Prior to college, he served in the Air Force during World War II. He was an active member of Mosswood Country Club, where he was an avid golfer.

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He was a devoted grandfather. He was pleased to serve as commissioner on the Claiborne County Soil & Water Conservation Board.

The Chamberlain Award was presented to Mr. Taylor on Founder’s Day, Oct. 2, 2009, and is a lifetime achievement award given in honor of service to the academy.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Colleen; brother, Fay Taylor; and his parents, Claude and May Taylor.

Survivors include two sons, Dr. Glenn Taylor and wife Liz of Vicksburg and Gary Taylor of Jackson; one sister, Marie Roby of Jackson; and two grandchildren, Lauren Elizabeth Taylor and Anna Catherine Taylor.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Glenwood Funeral Home in Port Gibson. Burial will follow at Wintergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday from 9 a.m. until the service.

Pallbearers will be Robert Gage IV, Mott Headley Jr., Walter Hallberg III, Sam Ethridge, Dr. Robert Abraham, Cliff Mains, Dr. Bob Coleman, Robert Morrison III and Robert Amborn.

Memorials may be made to Chamberlain-Hunt Academy, 124 McComb Ave., Port Gibson, MS 39150.