Uncle Donald's Obituary

Shared by Paul D. Williams on 12/6/2011

Donald Taylor
(February 16, 1921 - December 5, 2011)

Donald Taylor, age 90, of North Matewan, WV, departed this life on Monday, December 5, 2011 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

If Tomorrow starts without me, And I’m not there to see, If the sun should rise and find your eyes All filled with tears for me; I wish so much you wouldn’t cry The way you did today While thinking of the many things We didn’t get to say.  I know how much you love me, As much as I love you, And each time that you think of me, I know you’ll miss me too; But when tomorrow starts without me, Please try to understand, That an angel came and called my name, And took me by the hand, So when tomorrow starts without me, Don’t think we’re far apart For every time you think of me, I’ll be right here, in your hearts!

He was born on February 16, 1921, in Buskirk, KY, a son of the late Samuel and Elizabeth Jacobs Taylor.

In addition to his parents, Donald is preceded in death by his loving wife, Eva Irene Burgraff Taylor, Brother Sam Taylor Jr.; sisters Lacey; Dixie; Mable; Opal; and Lorraine.

In addition to being a loving father, grandfather, brother, friend, and neighbor, Donald was retired, having worked as a coal miner.

Donald was a veteran having served for the US Marines during WWII having been present for the placement of the United States Flag at Iwo Jima.  Donald was a veteran of the Army of the Lord having served 50 plus years as a member of the North Matewan Church of Christ.  He was also honored by his community with the naming of the Donald Taylor Community and Disaster Center located in North Matewan, WV.

He leaves to honor his loving memory and mourn his passing daughters Bonnie (the late Jack) Varney of Warren, MI; Donna Wilhite; Dreama Taylor, with whom he made his home, both of North Matewan, WV; Diana (Ronnie) Murphy of Newtown, WV; sister Ruby Taylor of Louisville, KY; grandchildren Tammi Sorgi; Terri Wolf; Renee Varney; Kristie Ball; great grandchildren Keith and Scott Witting; Mark and Danielle Wolf; Kelley Bowling; Jenna and Kouper Ball.

Donald is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews including: Judy Burrell; Sharon Wallace; Paul Williams; and close friend Kelly Justice; and special grand-dog, Abbey Noel.

Honoring services will be held Friday, December 9, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at the North Matewan Church of Christ with the body lying in state an hour prior to the funeral service with Bros. Mark Estepp; Jess Spaulding; and Shawn Burgraff officiating.

Burial will follow at Buskirk Cemetery at McCarr, KY Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family will begin receiving friends on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at Chambers Funeral Services Chapel from 6-9 p.m.

Military Rites will be performed graveside by the Belfry Chapter #141 of the DAV

**In Lieu of Flowers you may choose contributions of sympathy in the form of donations to the Donald Taylor Community and Disaster Center in North Matewan, WV**

Arrangements are under the direction of Chambers Funeral Services of Matewan, WV

An added Note: 

Donations of any amount are much appreciated and accepted in the Memory of my Uncle and for the assistance of the Donald Taylor Community and Disaster Center in North Matewan, WV - donations may be sent to the Center Treasurer at:

Ms. Dreama Taylor
Attention: Donald Taylor Community and Disaster Center
Box 47
N. Matewan, WV  25688

- God Bless You