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Gearold Leon "Brud" Taylor

Born: Fri., May 18, 1934
Died: Tue., Nov. 10, 2020

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Nov. 15, 2020
Location: Fola Missionary Baptist

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Gearold Leon “Brud” Taylor, 86, of Bickmore, born May 18, 1934, went to be with the Lord on November 10, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Maysel Taylor, his siblings, Betty Facemire, Yvonne Bates, Shirley Groves, Tenney Taylor, Jerald Taylor, three infant siblings, and step-grandson Seth Kirk.

He was married to Vernal Fitzwater Taylor (October 14, 1955) for 65 years. They had five children, Gerald M. (Debbie), Timmy (Stephanie), Toby, Lavern “Bunny,” and Jo (Woody) Carver. He was blessed with eight grandchildren, Elizabeth Taylor, Juston (Shawna) Taylor, Ashley (Shane) Morton, Kacie (Michael) Minger, Tiffany (Jesse) Norton, Andrew (Carol) Taylor, Sierra (Philip) Backus, and Storm (Emily Estep) Carver; step-grandchildren Sarah Williams and Rachel Whelling; 11 great-grandchildren, Xander Bernardo, Aiden Taylor, Haidyn and Elijah Morton, Zane and Zaiah Minger, Ivy, Ava, and Garrett Taylor, Raylee and Kallie Backus; ex-daughter-in-laws Teresa Taylor and Patricia Blackwell; siblings, Sue Clark, Arbutus Osborne, Diane Lively, and Gaylord Taylor.

Brud was an avid expert lover of outdoors. He would be found hunting, chasing honey bees, picking berries, cutting wood, sawing logs, digging ramps. He was HE White’s Ramp Digger Extraordinaire. He was inducted into the WV Turkey Hunters Hall of Fame. He was a timber cutter from the age of 14 to 18 years old when he went to work as a coalminer until his retirement. Brud was an active member of Fola Baptist Church, always on hand to fry his famous deer meat for any occasion. Brud was always there to lend a helping hand in the community or to anyone in need. He was a great husband, dad, grandfather, brother and uncle.

Services will be November 15, 2020 at 2 PM at Fola Baptist Church with Daniel Tanner and grandson Juston Taylor officiating.

He will be laid to rest on the family farm on Jesse Reedy Rd.  

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Mary Kathryn (Taylor) King
   Posted Thu November 12, 2020
Aunt Vernal and Family,
There is no way I can explain my sorrow for you and you family. Brud was a wonderful
man; Loving, Kind, Friendly, and a good Christian man, also a good cook! He is at rest now in Heaven with his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. You were Mom's loving sister. You have
always been a loving aunt to Bryan, Susan and me. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mary Kathryn

Susan Taylor Holtsclaw
   Posted Thu November 12, 2020
Dear Aunt Vernal and family,

Was so sorry to hear about Uncle Brud's passing. He holds a special place in my heart. I remember how he used to make me fried apple pies, especially when I had mumps. I am sorry I cannot be with you during this time but my thoughts and my prayers are with each of you. He's in his glorious home now so when our time comes we will look for him at Jesus feet.

My love and prayers,

Randy & Anita Holcomb
   Posted Thu November 12, 2020
A true friend , and neighbor
I will miss him dearly ,hunting ,eating deer meat, Ramps, and squirrels
Just took him some squirrel gravy and biscuits the other day.
He loved to hunt for sure , always shared with anyone that wanted some

Rest In Peace Brud
I will miss you buddy.

Pamela Bosley Grotsky
   Posted Thu November 12, 2020
Sending prayers to your family. Pamela Bosley Grotsky

Linda J. Fitzwater
   Posted Sat November 14, 2020
Aunt Vernal and Family: I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Brud. He was an amazing man, always so kind and compassionate. I remember him and Dad playing ball together. Many happy memories of family get togethers and the love you and Uncle Brud shared for so many years. May God comfort and hold each one of you in his arms. I will always remember him with many fond memories.

Bev Nichols
   Posted Sun November 15, 2020
Sending thoughts and prayers of comfort to the Taylor family! Brud was a wonderful man, full of kindness. When I worked at Pick Pack, he would come down and sit in the grocery carrier. He shared stories of his life, his family and his outdoor adventures. He always had a smile on his face. When he would get tickled, his laugh was contagious. His fried apple pies and deer meat were the best I’ve ever eaten and he was always willing to share. Earth’s loss is definitely Heaven’s gain!

Tubz Fitzwater
   Posted Wed November 25, 2020
You are in my thoughts and prayer...I love you all and what a wonderful man heaven has now...

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