Mr. Charles Leemon Taylor
DUBLIN/PORTAL, Ga. - Mr. Charles Leemon Taylor, age 88, died Sunday morning at Scott Health and Rehab in Adrian, Georgia. Charles was a native of Portal, Georgia, and a 1945 graduate of Portal High School. Following high school, he joined the U.S. Navy, serving for two years. Upon his discharge, Charles returned to the family farm for a brief time. He then moved to Charleston, South Carolina, where he was a buyer for Belk department store and worked at the naval yard. Following several years in Charleston, he returned to Bulloch County, where he began employment with Cooperative Producers Association, which later became GoldKist, from which he retired as assistant manager following over 20 years of service. He then started Bulloch Seed Processing Plant, which he owned and operated for several years. He owned and operated Taylor Trailer Sales in Statesboro until his retirement in 2012. For many years, he and his wife owned and operated Taylor Toy Horse Farm, until three years ago. Charles was also a licensed auctioneer, conducting many sales throughout his career. He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen Lester Taylor and Gladys Wynn Taylor. Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Genie Green Taylor of Dublin; a daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Mike Mize of Eatonton; a grandson, Taylor Sills of Macon; and his mother-in-law, Mary Green of Montrose. The family will receive visitors on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home. A private burial will be held at Bulloch Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Boyd Johnson, Jamie Johnson, Chad Johnson, Dan Johnson, Jeff Reddick and John Fordham. Honorary Pallbearers will be W.D. Johnson, Paul Moore, James Newsome, Robert Fordham and Buster Pelote. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com. Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements. Statesboro Herald, October 18, 2016 Sign the Legacy online guestbook at www.statesboroherald.com.
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