Gladys Marie Taylor
Gladys Marie Taylor, 86, formerly of Jacksontown, died December 4, 2010, in Johnson City, Tennessee.
She was born in Ripley, West Virginia, on October 26, 1924, to the late Louease and John Goldsmith. She was a member of Jacksontown United Methodist Church and a graduate of Thornville High School.
Gladys spent over 25 years in the grocery business in Hebron and Heath, which was a perfect career to allow her to interact with her many friends and customers on a regular basis. She was a devoted wife to her husband Clyde “Pudge” Taylor. They were able to enjoy nearly 60 years of marriage prior to Pudge’s death in 1998. They spent over 20 years enjoying winters together in Fort Myers, Florida, where they played golf nearly every day, fished, played bingo and traveled with their friends. She was proud that she consistently won many of the golf tournaments she entered and had the distinction of achieving two hole-in-ones while in her seventies. Her two grandsons were a special part of her life as she took them golfing, fishing and to ballgames. She also sent them baseball cards every week when they were in Little League.
She is survived by her daughter, Danea Taylor Walters and her husband, Mitch Walters of Bristol, Tennessee; two grandsons and their wives, Brandon and Kim Walters of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Dustin and Kelly Walters of Johnson City, Tennessee; six great grandchildren, Sam, Kate, Emma, Mack, Parke and Henry; seven brothers, Doug Goldsmith, Ernest Goldsmith, Dewey Goldsmith, Eddie Young, Tom Young, Chuck Young, and David Young; and many nieces and nephews. Gladys had a very special relationship with her brother, Ernest, and a niece, Sue Bixler.
In addition to her husband; and parents; she was preceded in death by two brothers, Billy and Owen Young.
The family will receive friends at the Jacksontown United Methodist Church from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, December 9, 2010. A celebration of her life will follow at the church with Rev. Bob Beyer and Rev. Carol Kirk officiating. Burial will be in the Lutheran Reformed Cemetery in Thornville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, P.O. Box 96391, Washington, DC 20090-6391 or to the Jacksontown United Methodist Church, 9350 Jacksontown Road, Jacksontown, OH 43030.
Online condolences can be made at: www.boringsheridanfuneralhomes. com