Judge L. G.  Taylor, Sr.
Judge L. G. Taylor, Sr.

August 25, 1934 - January 3, 2019
Born in Jacksonville, FL
Resided in Waycross, GA
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Judge Lawton Garnis “L.G.” Taylor, Sr., 84, died Thursday morning (January 3, 2019) at Coffee Regional Medical Center in Douglas after an extended illness.

Judge Taylor was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. A lifelong Baptist, he was employed by Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office as a police officer for 26 years. After being employed by Alma Police Department as Chief of Police for 3 years, he became employed by Ware County Magistrate Court. Judge Taylor was employed by the Ware County Magistrate Court for 20 years, and he was Chief of Magistrate for 12 years. During his career, he was a dedicated member of many civic organizations including Frank C. Folks Masonic Lodge, Waycross Shrine Club, Elks Lodge and Waycross Exchange Club.

Judge Taylor is the son of the late Garnis Aaron Taylor and Ophelia Peacock Taylor.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Shirley Thrift Taylor of Waycross; one son, Lawton Garnis Taylor, Jr. (wife Stephanie) of Broxton; two daughters, Pam Ferrell and Brenda Rein both of Jacksonville, FL; three grandchildren, Aubreyanna Taylor, Bridget Taylor and Caitlin Rein; one sister-in-law, Ann Taylor (late husband Bob) of Yulee, FL; and numerous other family members.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday (January 6, 2019) at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Blackshear City Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com.




Music Funeral Home
1503 Tebeau St.
Waycross, GA United States 31501
Saturday, January 5, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Music Funeral Home
1503 Tebeau St.
Waycross, GA United States 31501
Sunday, January 6, 2019
2:00 PM