Ernest Franklin Taylor

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Mr. Ernest “Buddy” Franklin Taylor, 90, husband of Anna Ruth Taylor, of Temperanceville, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at Shore Health and Rehabilitation Center in Parksley.

Born April 20, 1931, in Messongo, he was the son of the late Ernest “Dink” Taylor and the late Mamie Marshall Taylor. Buddy worked as a foreman at John W. Taylor Packing Company in Hallwood for over 40 years. He was a member of Hall’s Chapel Church and later Downings United Methodist Church. He enjoyed watching wrestling, “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “The Big Bang Theory,” and “Family Feud.”

Buddy is survived by his wife, Anna Ruth; a son, Rocky Taylor, of Chincoteague; three grandchildren, Shannon Taylor, April T. Parish, and Karen Taylor; and four great-grandchildren.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Franklin Jay Taylor, and a sister, Beatrice T. Ball.

A funeral service will be held Sunday, June 13, at 3 p.m., from the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley with the Rev. Hodae Kim and Pastor Mary Jiminez officiating. Interment will follow in the Groton’s Cemetery in Hallwood.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Downings United Methodist Church in Oak Hall, 7291 Lankford Highway, Oak Hall, VA 23416.

Arrangements are by the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley.

To sign the guest book online, visit www.thorntonfuneralhome.net.