Death of Roland G. Taylor Sr.

Mr. Roland G. Taylor Sr., 74, of Vienna, formerly of Clendenin, went home to be with the Lord on August 31, 2013, at home.

He was retired from Pennzoil and attended West Virginia State University. Roland was an Air Force veteran and a member of Vienna Masonic Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Mrs. Sonja Taylor; parents, Ralph and Blanche Taylor; brother, Carl Taylor; and sister, Juanita Caruthers.

Mr. Taylor is survived by his children, Stacy Skeen, Roland Taylor Jr. and Rindi Huffman, all of Poca, and his other son, Monty Skeen of Ripley; sister, Barbara Varney of Kimper, Ky.; brothers, Ray Taylor of South Charleston, Bill Taylor of Georgetown, Ky., Doug Taylor of Ripley and other brother, Jack Vance of Walton; and four grandchildren, Buck Skeen and wife, Rachel, of Poca, Shery Skeen of Cross Lanes, Taylor Huffman of Poca and Morgan Huffman of Poca. He is also survived by his companion, Ms. Billy Shaffer, and her children, Leo, Missy and Leighann.

A celebration of the life of Mr. Roland Taylor will be 1 p.m. Saturday, September 7, at Haven of Rest Memory Gardens Mausoleum Chapel with Pastor Mark Jarrell officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the mausoleum chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society, 301 RHL Blvd., Charleston, WV 25309 or the Shriners Hospitals for Children-Lexington, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502.

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Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Poca, is serving the Taylor family.