Graveside services for George Taylor Jr., 74 of Swainsboro, were held Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Swainsboro City Cemetery with Reverend Richard Washington officiating. The family received friends Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home. He passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at Augusta University Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mr. George Taylor Jr. was born in Emanuel County on July 11, 1947 to the late George Taylor Sr. and Hattie Bell Adams Taylor. After graduating from Swainsboro Elementary and High School, Mr. Taylor joined the U.S. Air Force, serving four years, rising to the rank of E4 Sergeant. After his military service, he met his wife, Rose M. Fields. Mr. Taylor’s employment career included Calvein Industries, George Meyers, insurance salesman, and Parker Aerospace, from which he retired in 2012. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his mother/aunt, Ella Mae Phillips; brother, Robert Lee Taylor; and sister, Mary Roundtree.
Survivors include his wife, Rose Marie Taylor of Springfield; daughters, Lafonda Hackett of Swainsboro, Vanessa Young (Henry) of Jacksonville, Florida, and Tanika Calhoun (Shawn) of Springfield; brothers, Ricky Taylor of Augusta, Johnny Adams of Swainsboro, and Alfred Phillips of Millen; sisters, Annie Evans of Swainsboro, Erma Cummings of Jacksonville, Florida, and Barbara Williams of Atlanta; grandchildren, Gary Hackett III, Brianna Hackett, Canyia Mack, Immanuel Hackett, Genisis Hackett, Shaunici Calhoun, Chanel Calhoun, and Chloe Calhoun; great-grandchildren, Peyton Jones and Riley Jones; caretaker/brother-in-law, Chauncey Brown of Swainsboro; and several nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends.
Pallbearers were Nakia Phillips, Jeffrey Watson, Shon Corley, Eric Bostic, Marcus Mahone, and Caleb Fields.
Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of arrangements.