Warner Robins, GA- Homer Taylor, 98, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, February 11, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Trinity United Methodist Church. Immediately following the service he will be laid to rest next to his loving wife at Parkway Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home. Reverend Bill Bagwell will officiate.
Mr. Taylor was born October 4, 1920 in Mt. Ida, Arkansas to the late W.C. and Rissie Etta Taylor. He served his country proudly in the United States Army Air Corps. After getting out of the service, Homer later worked for Robins Air Force Base where he retired after 33 years. He was a faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church. As a young man, Homer loved to hunt, fish, and had quite the reputation for being a good cook. He spent much of his time playing sports, especially basketball. Homer was well known for his quick wit and helping anyone in need. He loved to garden, especially his Better Boy Tomatoes, of which he was known to share with family, friends, and neighbors. He would build bird houses out of gourds for the Purple Martins who would come to nest in them. Homer was an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, and the Northside High School Eagles of which he was a member of the Booster Club for over 30 years. He was a fiercely independent person and was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 56 years, Zora Yawn Taylor and 8 sisters and brothers.
His memory will forever be treasured by his children, Bobby Taylor (Cindy),; Theresa Taylor; Elizabeth Cooper (Tom) all from Warner Robins; Kevin Taylor (Tiffany), Dublin; 15 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren.
In addition, the family would like to recognize two special people that were very close to Homer as honorary pallbearers, Don Hall of Arkansas and Herman Peavy of Savannah.
Heritage Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Please go to www.heritagemfh.com to sign the online guestbook.