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Garland Dean Taylor

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Horse Shoe – Garland Dean Taylor, 85, passed away Sunday, November 15, 2015 at his residence.
Born November 10, 1930 in Danville, KY, he was a son of the late Lottie and Hobart Taylor.
Garland proudly served his country in the US Army and was stationed in Germany for two years. He married Lois Williams Taylor on July 20, 1955 and graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1958 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked for Southern Railroad for thirty-three years, retiring in 1989 as a division engineer. Garland will forever be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by two daughters, Karen Hensley and her husband, Wayne and Kimberley Lawson and her husband, Marty; five grandchildren, Sarah Cranford, Brandon Hensley, Rebekah Johnson, Melina Arrowood and Adam Lawson and nineteen great grandchildren, London, Nolan, Sarah, Jaleigh, Addison, Zoie, Elsie, Abe, Josie, Gemma, Berkley, Canon, Ephrum, Genesis, Dean Thomas, Jentry, Mariam, Gianna and Georgia.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at Boiling Springs Baptist Church in Fletcher, with interment to follow at Calvary Churchyard. The family will receive friends from 12:00-2:00 PM on Thursday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to Boiling Springs Baptist Church, 1291 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher, NC 28732.
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family and a memorial guest register is available online at www.grocefuneralhome.com.
Published in The Times-News from Nov. 17 to Nov. 18, 2015
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