Funeral services for Mr. Charlie Taylor Sr. were held Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Zion
Covenant Fellowship with Rev. Sidney Jackson, eulogist, Rev. Frederick Lowe Jr, pastor and Evangelist, lywanda Dorsey, Rev. Casey Reid and Rev. Roger Reeves assisted. Burial was followed in the Brown Chapel Cemetery.
Mr. Charlie Taylor, Sr., affectionately known as Putten, was born on May 6,1952 in Eatonton, GA to the parentage of the late Mr. Cory Taylor and Mrs. Willie Louise Johnson Taylor. He departed this earthly plane after a well-lived life, on February 29, 2020 at age 67. Charlie began his early education at Butler Baker Elementary school, but very soon after he was called to help support his parents and family. At the tender age of16, barely a young man, Charlie began his very first job at the Putnam Aluminum Plant. After more than ten years of hard work and faithful service, it was time for Charlie to change lanes; after leaving the aluminum plant, he was given a special chance by Mr. Clifford Marshall, who employed him as an auto mechanic. Charlie had grown up to be strong and healthy, and he stayed very busy as a mechanic. That was his true passion, toiling day in and day out alongside his beloved brother Roosevelt.
Charlie’s career working on cars, trucks, and tractors would last for roughly another decade of his life before, years later, he secured a job working for J.D. Hallman and the City of Eatonton. The end of his city job would herald the end of Charlie’s working career. Still, while he was working, wearing many hats, Charlie would also do odd jobs by himself and with his two closest friends: Milton Pounds, owner of Pounds Bar and Grill, and Berle Hurt of Hurt’s Funeral Home. Odd jobs would include everything from laying head markers to selling wood and scrap iron from just on the other side of the tracks. In addition to his love of mechanics, Charlie also loved attending Brown’s Chapel Church, where he delighted in fellowship and The Word with his family and dear friends. Charlie was a very happy, fulfilled man and everyone could tell from his spirit and personality. If he spoke with you, he was guaranteed to leave you with a good laugh in remembrance of his lively conversation. If nothing else, he was very helpful and tried to help anyone he came across in any way he could—even if it was only taxiing a rider for a short trip across town. Charlie Taylor was as well known around Putnam County as his chuckling Santa Claus laugh (ho, ho, ho, ho), and it’s easy to picture him walking off into the sunset with his Coca-Cola and cigarette. Charlie, we say goodbye for now, but we will see you again on the other side!
He leaves to cherish his memories: one son, Charlie Taylor; one daughter, Georgia Sherell Lewis both of Eatonton, GA; one grandson, Marcus Lewis of Eatonton; two brothers, Mr., Johnny Dennis of Thomason, GA and Roosevelt Taylor (Dorothy) of Eatonton, GA; sisters, Mary Scott (Ernest) of Atlanta GA, Lounell Andrews, Nellie Taylor,
Abigail Nelson (Terrence) all of Eatonton, GA; one devoted god brother, Dan McMullen III (Willie); one uncle, Eddie Lee Thomas (Clara) of Athens, GA and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Professional services entrusted to Hurt’s Funeral Home of Eatonton, 110 N. Maple Ave., Eatonton, Georgia 31024, 706-485-3281.