William Jesse
William Jesse
  • November 12, 1969 - April 27, 2017
  • Birchwood, Tennessee

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William Jessie Taylor - 47, of Birchwood, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017.

Will was born at the Naval Base in Groton, Connecticut on November 12, 1969. He was born with spina bifida and spent a lot of time at various hospitals. He received a Certificate of Education from Central High School in 1989 and was honorary Purple Pounder football team member.

Will attended the Signal Centers Adult Program in Chattanooga about 3 days each week. He was employed as an usher at the Northgate Theater for the past 13 years where he greeted guests with a smile. He worshipped with the Ware Branch Church of Christ in Harrison, Tennessee.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clyde Sparkman and Wilma Geneva Sparkman of Memphis, Tennessee and James L Taylor and Zanice Taylor of Athens, Alabama.

Survivors include his mother, Betty Ernestine Ulrey (husband Mark Ulrey) of Birchwood, Tennessee, father, James Lauvon Taylor-Brown (wife Alison Taylor-Brown) of Ozark, Arkansas, and sibling, James L Taylor, III and wife Leslie W Taylor (Nieces: Kathryn Taylor, Lauren Taylor) of Tupelo, Mississippi.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, April 30, 2017 in the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Ministers Doug Ferguson and Raleigh Wooten officiating.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the funeral home.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to Ware Branch Church of Christ, P.O. Box 33, Harrison, TN 37341, the Signal Centers Adult Program www.signalcenters.org, or the Walter E. Boehm Birth Defects Center www.boehmbdc.com

Please share your thoughts and memories online at www.ChattanoogaValleyViewChapel.com

Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421.