In memory of
Richard Marshall Taylor Jr.
Richard Marshall Taylor Jr. Richard Marshall Taylor Jr., 72, passed away on Friday, September 18, 2020. Born October 19, 1947 in Hampton, Virginia. Richard was the son of the late R. Marshall and Dare B. Taylor. He leaves his wife of 48 years, Patsy S. Taylor; daughter, Drew T. (Steven) Hensley; two sisters, Marsha T. (William) Rew and Anne Warren Ferguson; one grandchild, Grayson Lane Hensley; two nephews; and a niece. Richard graduated from Kecoughtan High School, attended Tennessee Tech, and graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1970, with a bachelor's degree in Agriculture. He went on to become a teacher and administrator in Hampton, Orange, and Spotsylvania County school systems. In 1972, he founded Venture Stable with wife Patsy, and quickly became a leading breeder, trainer, and handler in the thoroughbred and hunter industries. Richard served on the board of the Virginia Pony Breeders Association, was a licensed US Equestrian official, and member of the United States Hunter Jumper Association, where he devoted time to numerous committees. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Virginia Horse Center Foundation (Memo Line: In Memory of Richard M. Taylor) 487 Maury River Road Lexington, VA 24450.
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Orange, VA 22960
In memory of
Richard Marshall Taylor Jr.
Richard Marshall Taylor Jr. Richard Marshall Taylor Jr., 72, passed away on Friday, September 18, 2020. Born October 19, 1947 in Hampton, Virginia. Richard was the son of the late R. Marshall and Dare B. Taylor. He leaves his wife of 48 years, Patsy S. Taylor; daughter, Drew T. (Steven) Hensley; two sisters, Marsha T. (William) Rew and Anne Warren Ferguson; one grandchild, Grayson Lane Hensley; two nephews; and a niece. Richard graduated from Kecoughtan High School, attended Tennessee Tech, and graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1970, with a bachelor's degree in Agriculture. He went on to become a teacher and administrator in Hampton, Orange, and Spotsylvania County school systems. In 1972, he founded Venture Stable with wife Patsy, and quickly became a leading breeder, trainer, and handler in the thoroughbred and hunter industries. Richard served on the board of the Virginia Pony Breeders Association, was a licensed US Equestrian official, and member of the United States Hunter Jumper Association, where he devoted time to numerous committees. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Virginia Horse Center Foundation (Memo Line: In Memory of Richard M. Taylor) 487 Maury River Road Lexington, VA 24450.
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Orange, VA 22960
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Cluster of 50 Memorial Trees

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

Sku: tre-tim-10

About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

Sku: tre-tim-50

About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

Sku: tre-tim-100