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Saturday, 10 April 2021 11:56

Herbert Edward Taylor

Herbert Edward Taylor, age 84, of Lawrenceville, VA, passed away Friday, April 9, 2021. Born in Freeman, he was the son of the late James Edward and Elna Ann King Taylor. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Elsie Elizabeth Duke. Mr. Taylor retired after 20 years of honorable service in the U.S. Air Force, including service in Vietnam. Following his military career, he worked for the Virginia Department of Corrections, retiring after 20 years of service. He then worked as a truck driver for McAden Dairy for several years. He was a member of Greentown Hunt Club and Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. Mr. Taylor is survived by his wife of 64 years, Patricia Ann Taylor; son, Anthony Wayne Taylor and wife Donna; daughter, Kathy Lynn Mabe and husband, Terry; grandchildren, Anthony Wayne Taylor, Jr. ( Christy), Daniel Thomas Taylor (Alli Ingenito), Katelynn Ann Taylor, Courtney Marie Lynch (Zack), Taylor J. Browder (Laura), Joshua Browder (Courtney), and Noah Mabe, three great-grandsons; a sister, Lillian Deloria Jones; brother-in-law, David Duke, several nieces and nephews, many extended family and friends. A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, VA. Interment with military honors will follow at Reedy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Freeman, VA. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.
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  • Comment Link Ross Stroud Thursday, 15 April 2021 10:50 posted by Ross Stroud

    My condolences to the Taylor family. I first met "Lt." Taylor while working as a Corrections Officer at Baskerville Correctional Unit. He seem to always have a smile and a funny story to tell. He was a very good supervisor. He and I had almost the same type of truck. A red Ford Courier. One day I was trying to get into "my" truck and I couldn't figure out why my key wasn't working. I then realized I was trying to get into his truck, which was parked next to mine. We both got a laugh out of that. I know you will miss him. I will remember him as a great supervisor and a great guy.

  • Comment Link Shirley Suits Tuesday, 13 April 2021 22:47 posted by Shirley Suits

    Pat, I am thinking of you with love and prayers. I treasure many happy conversations with you two and Herbert will surely be missed. May God be with you and your family as you travel this journey missing him but thankful for the memories. Love you, Shirley Suits, Drewryville, Va.

  • Comment Link Dale Cannon Monday, 12 April 2021 12:26 posted by Dale Cannon

    Patricia and family, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Herbert was such a good neighbor to my family and he will always be remembered for his kindness. Thinking of you.

  • Comment Link Julie Phillips Monday, 12 April 2021 11:00 posted by Julie Phillips

    To Pat and family so sorry to hear about Herbert he were a kind and friendly person. I met him when I were his mom's aide. My prayers are with you Pat and may God continue to bless you

  • Comment Link Mabel Powell Monday, 12 April 2021 08:36 posted by Mabel Powell

    I hold many happy memories of Herbert when he and Pat lived in Emporia. He was a great friend to Randolph and me. My deepest sympathy to his family.

  • Comment Link Tom Wilson Saturday, 10 April 2021 19:00 posted by Tom Wilson

    I heard the news today and my prayers are with the family. Old CMSGT are hard to find. Your dad always treated me with so much respect and friendship. When I hunted with Greentown, he and Larry would be making breakfast for everyone. Great man and he is with the lord he so loved. One AF Veteran to another “Aim High”. He knows what that means, Love Tom

  • Comment Link donna rogers Saturday, 10 April 2021 12:46 posted by donna rogers

    mr taylor was a fine man he will be greatly missed i dealt with him at southern states in lawrenceville for years

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