2/1/2021 – Ernest E. Taylor, Clayton

Mr. Ernest E. Taylor, 61, died January 31st, at his residence, where he was under the care of his family and Hospice of Jefferson County.

There will be no services at this time. A Celebration of Life will be announced this summer.

Ernie was born October 20th, 1959, in Watertown, the son of Ernest and Francis Hagerty Taylor.

He grew up in Henderson until 1971, when his family moved to Florida. Ernie returned to the Clayton area in 1994.

He was a mechanic by trade, and could fix vehicles, boats, and small engines. While in Florida, he owned some of his own car repair shops. He also worked for a time for Rusty Johnson Masonry.

Ernie enjoyed fishing, going to the Can-Am race track, where he talked to the drivers about their cars.

Surviving are four children, Michelle Close of Florida, Amy Lynd also of Florida, Ernie Jr. of Alabama, and Katie Taylor and her companion Lucas Main of Copenhagen, and their daughter Jaqueline Main;  many grandchildren; seven brothers and sisters, Tom (Donna) Taylor, Sharon Taylor, Betty Thompson, Mary (Donnie) Roland, Patricia Cox, John Taylor, and Laurie Taylor; nieces and nephews.


  1. Barry Chalk Posted

    Katie & Family
    Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family, for the passing of your Father.
    He will be sadly missed. RIP

  2. Cynthia S Brouty Posted

    Katie, Lucas and Jaqueline,
    May God hold you close, comfort you gently, and carry you through this difficult time.
    Katie, your dad was very blessed to have you in his life, especially the last 25 days. Hold dear to your heart his memory.
    Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers,
    Mom and Duane

  3. Robert Pomerleau Posted

    Katie, your Grandmother and I send our most sincere condolences to you and all of Ernie’s family. Time will heal your pain and warm memories will bring smiles to your face.
    Love ya
    Bob & Bobbie

  4. Bobbie Hubbard Posted

    Keep the remembrance of the happy times and the fun times you had with your Dad when you were young. Know that your Dad was so proud of you and grateful that you were taking care of him. My heart is with you in your sorrow.
    Grammie XXXOOO

  5. danl glynn Posted

    Sorry to hear about Ernie he was a good dad and a good neighbor

  6. Susan Boice Posted

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. He was a great man and will surely be missed by all that new him. Had many great times at track or just sitting around a bonfire with him.

  7. Sue streets Posted

    So sorry to hear about Ernie. Such a wonderful man. Always wanting to help someone else. I especially remember him coming home from treatments and stopping in to the hospital In his santa suit to cheer up the kids at Christmas.

  8. Lotti Heyl Posted

    Katie and family,
    U probably don’t remember me. I was the Avon lady. So sorry to read of Ernie’s passing. Although I haven’t seen him in over 10 yrs, Ernie was always willing to help anyone in need no matter what the problem, not just w/ your car. He was a good friend back before I moved. Thoughts and prayers are w/ you and the rest of the family.

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