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Lee Taylor


March 13, 2019

June 16, 1952 - March 8, 2019

Lee Ray Taylor, 66, of Sweet Home died March 8, 2019.

He was born June 16, 1952 in Eugene to Richard and Jean (Banta) Taylor. 

He grew up and lived in McKenzie Bridge until his 20s, when he moved to Springfield.

He met his wife Judy in 1981 and they married in 1988. Their only child, Kayla, was born in 1982. They moved to Sweet Home in 1993. 

Mr. Taylor loved his job driving log trucks. He drove for over 43 years, and never thought of ever doing anything else. He drove for Russ Totman and Jim Melcher. His favorite boss was Joe Hudspeth of Prineville. 

He loved watching NASCAR, the Boston Red Sox and golf. 

Mr. Taylor is survived by his wife, Judy Taylor of Sweet Home; daughter Kayla White-Taylor of Sweet Home; brother Dale; sister Barb; and two grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard in 2018, and Jean in 2011. 

A memorial clebration will be held next month. 

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. 


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