Jerry Emmett Taylor, 83, of Dunmore, passed away Sunday, August 9, 2020, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital following a sudden illness.
Born August 4, 1937, at Dunmore, he was a son of the late Emmett and Georgia McLaughlin Taylor.
Jerry was a lifelong resident of Dunmore, a 1955 graduate of Green Bank High School and a self-employed farmer. He retired from the U. S. Forest Service where he worked as a timber cruiser. While employed there, Jerry fought many large western fires as a crew leader. He was a member of Baxter Presbyterian Church and the Pocahontas County Honor Corps. He was a proud patriot, having served in the U. S. Air Force as a jet mechanic and plane captain, with duty stations in various places, including Guam and Okinawa.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Suellen Cosby; and a brother, Theodore “Teddy” Taylor.
He is survived by his wife, Elke Neumann Taylor; two sons, Jeffrey Allen Taylor (Rhonda), of Dunmore, and Randy Lee Taylor, of Concord, Ohio; grandchildren, Courtney Taylor, Kendra Taylor, Zachary Taylor and Ely Taylor; great-grandchildren, Haiven Brown and Harlow Brown; two sisters, Jean Wimer, of Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Betty Lou Funkhouser, of Buena Vista, Virginia; and a brother, Ralph Taylor (Ruby), of Charlottesville, Virginia.
Funeral service was held Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at Baxter Presbyterian Church in Dunmore, with Pastor Julian Rittenhouse officiating.
Burial in the Dunmore Cemetery with military rites by the Pocahontas County Honor Corps.
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