George Everett Taylor, Sr. passed away on October 8, 2019. He was a life-long resident of Culpeper, born August 6, 1922, to the late Ruth Lewis Taylor and George Washington Taylor. George's productive life of 97 years was centered on building and serving the community. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he and thousands of troops landed on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. George earned his building license, and he and his brother (Herbert Ivan Taylor) established Taylor Brothers Building Contractors; they were in business over 40 years. George was an active member and leader of the Mount Olive Baptist Church and later the Antioch Baptist Church; he also served on various civic boards and commissions. George was predeceased by his beloved wife, Alice Washington Taylor. He leaves to cherish his memory: sons, George Taylor, Jr. (Derian) and Karl Taylor (Kelley); daughter, Rosalynn Hughey (Chris); granddaughters, Morgan Taylor and Rheana Leach (Christopher); grandson, Caleb Hughey; great granddaughter, Caelyn Leach and great grandson, Camden Leach; his loving sister, Shirley Burton-Scott, three sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A celebration of George's life will be held Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 8412 White Shop Road, Culpeper, VA, with a visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow at the Culpeper National Cemetery. The family will receive friends for a repast at Antioch Baptist Church, 202 South West Street, Culpeper, VA immediately following the interment. An online guestbook is available at

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