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Raymond Vincent TaylorMARION, Va.: Raymond (Sonny) Vincent Taylor, Jr., 82, died Saturday, June 11, 2016. He was born on April 7, 1934, in Marion, to the late Raymond Vincent and Elizabeth Wolfe Taylor. Sonny proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy from 1951 until 1955. He was retired from Brunswick Corporation as a Technical Draftsman following 30 plus years of faithful service. Volunteering with over 30 years of service, he thoroughly enjoyed refereeing and coaching little league and rec sports in the town of Marion. He enjoyed fishing and golfing, and will always be remembered as a huge Hokies fan! In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Carolyn Young. Family remaining to cherish his memory includes sons, Michael Vincent Taylor of Nashville, Tenn., and Brett Shannon Taylor of Marion, Va.; daughter, LeAnne Elizabeth Bellar and husband, Michael of Lancaster, Ohio; grandchildren, Abigail Baldwin of Columbus, Ohio, Nicholas Bellar of Crown Point, Ind., Alexandria Taylor of Nashville, Tenn., and Samuel Taylor of Chicago, Ill.; sister, Mary Anne Kline of Hays, Kan.; loving companion, Diane Martin of Princeton, W.Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at Seaver-Brown Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 10 a.m. in Rose Lawn Cemetery, Marion, Va. where military rights will be presented by Francis Marion VFW Post 4667. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.seaverbrown.com. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is honored to serve the Taylor Family.
Brett, Michael and Tammy I am very sorry to hear about your father. He was a great person and you al have many wonderful memories of him to cherish. He gave a brave fight through his illness and kept such a positive attitude and never gave in. I would call him each time I was in Marion to visit my ailing father and he was at dad's viewing in September. Sonny was a great friend and will never be forgotten. My Prayers go out to each of you. Donna Warren Abroguena
Donna Warren Abroguena Jul 19 2016 12:00 AM
To the family of Raymond Taylor, I am so very sorry for your great loss. May you find comfort in knowing that the bible holds out a promise at Isaiah 25:8 "He will swallow up death forever. And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces." If you would like more information about this beautiful hope please visit JW.ORG
Sarah Brown Jul 5 2016 12:00 AM
Brett, Sorry to hear about your father's passing. Just know that your friends will always be there for you.
Jay Slagle Jun 27 2016 12:00 AM
I have so many fond memories of Sonny. He was a good guy and wonderful cousin. Sorry for your loss. He will be missed.
Pat Wolfe Kroger, & Dennis Kroger Jun 20 2016 12:00 AM
Mike and Brett I'm deeply saddened to learn of Sonny's passing. It was my pleasure and joy to have known your father in my youth, and I learned much from him. I wish I could have paid my respects in person, but I just learned of his services this afternoon. Cherish all the memories, for he still lives within you. Phil Bales Ashland City, TN
Phil Bales Jun 16 2016 12:00 AM
My deepest sympathy at this difficult time!
Tom Wilson Jun 15 2016 12:00 AM
With deepest sympathy!!
Kathy Foster Jun 14 2016 12:00 AM
Brett & Family, We are so sorry to hear about your dad. Hold your memories close to your heart and he won't be far away. God bless each of you as you face the difficult days ahead. Many thoughts and prayers
Rick & Robyn (May) Akers Jun 14 2016 12:00 AM
Brett and Mike, I just heard about your Dad and am so sorry for your loss. He was such a sweet man who I will always remember having a smile on his face. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love to all.
Susan VanHoy Boyd Jun 14 2016 12:00 AM
Mike so sorry to hear about your father. I remember him well as our little league basketball coach and what a positive influence he was. Prayers of comfort to you and your family.
David Vicars Jun 14 2016 12:00 AM