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Charles Oliver Taylor

August 19, 1938 — June 22, 2023

Duffield, VA


Rev. Charlie Taylor – Duffield, VA

And how shall they preach, except they be sent? As it is written. How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace and bring glad tidings of good things!                     Romans 10:15

Charles Oliver Taylor, 84, passed away, Thursday, June 22, 2023, at his residence with his loving family by his side.

Charlie was born in Scott County, VA, on August 19, 1938, to the late Henry Paris Taylor, and Bess (Fields) Taylor.

Charlie was married to the love of his life, Geraldine, for 64 years. He spent his life in ministry, pastoring several churches during his 61 years of preaching for the Lord.

Charlie was also a bus driver for the Scott County School System for over 50 years.

In addition to his parents, his granddaughter, Amanda Cochran; sisters, Dana Light, Katherine Taylor, Carolyn Taylor; and brother, Herman Taylor preceded him in death.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 64 years, Geraldine (Kilgore) Taylor; daughters, Elizabeth Page (Harold), and Patricia Taylor (Bo); sons, Michael Taylor (Angie), and Ricky Taylor (December); sisters, Mary Sims, and Pauline Gates (Bob); sisters-in-law, Judy Taylor, and Syble Dotson; brothers-in-law, Roger Easterling, David Easterling (Debbie), and Gary Taylor; 8 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 2 great- great grandchildren; his church family; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7p.m., Sunday, June 25, 2023, at the Gate City Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 7:00p.m., in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Brother Jerry Hensley, Brother Donald Robbins, and Brother Jimmy Darnell officiating. Blood Bought, Cause One, and Shepard’s Chapel Singers will provide the music.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 26, 2023, at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15a.m., to go in procession to the graveside service.

Roger Easterling, David Easterling, Wayne Robbins, Delmar Rhoton, Jeremy Cochran, and T.J. Harless will serve as pallbearers. Friends and family will serve as honorary pallbearers.

An online guest register is available for the Taylor family at

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Rev. Charlie Taylor.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, June 25, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Sunday, June 25, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gene Falin Memorial Chapel

136 Beech St, Gate City, VA 24251

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Graveside Service

Monday, June 26, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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