Claude S. Taylor, Jr.
Portsmouth - Claude Sherman Taylor, Jr., 83, passed away Monday, January 7, 2012. He was born in Wytheville, VA to the late Margaret Forrester. He was a lifelong fan of the Washington Redskins and loved to have a good time with friends and family. He is predeceased by a sister, Mamie Taylor.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Effie W. Taylor; a daughter, Karen S. Law of Columbus, OH; a son, William "Fred" Taylor and wife Beth of Midlothian, VA; two sisters, Frances Thomas of Richmond and Linda Spisak of Suffolk; five grandchildren, Michael Law, Brian Law, Jackie Law, Morgan Jones and Reid Taylor; and seven great grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held 11 A.M. Friday at Antioch Church Cemetery in Windsor, VA by the Rev. Steve Simpson. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel Thursday from 6 - 8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the