Thomas Franklin Taylor, III

Mr. Thomas Franklin Taylor, III, age 77, of Monteagle, passed away peacefully at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro in the early morning hours of May 10, 2023. He was born January 15, 1946, in Memphis, to Thomas "Franklin" Taylor, Jr. and Evelyn Carol (née Haun) Taylor.

He grew up at his family’s home on the grounds of Camp Unaka in Monteagle, a 1920s summer camp for girls co-founded by his grandmother Bertha Taylor, where he also lived until his passing. Tom was a 1964 graduate of Sewanee Military Academy, and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served six years, attaining the rank of Lance Corporal. He completed further studies in art & architecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.