Ernest Lee Taylor, age 85 of Pulaski, died Sunday, June 26, 2022 at Highland Ridge Rehabilitation Center in Dublin. “I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course. I have kept the faith!” He was born on November 10, 1936 in Montcalm, West Virginia, and was the son of the late Loessie Hill Taylor and the late Cletus Taylor.
Ernest retired as Commander from the Pulaski, VA Police Department, after more than 40 years of his life dedicated as a police officer. He loved everyone and never met a stranger, always was making everyone laugh, and loved to be around people. He was a member of Memorial Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Carolyn B. Taylor, two sisters; Myrtle Bradbury and Barbara Lester.
He is survived by his daughters; Diana Cooley Minor and her husband Edward of Gray, TN, and Linda Cooper and her husband Shannon of Greenville, TN: son; Steven A. Taylor of Montcalm, WV: step-daughter; Lisa Smith of Roanoke: Brother; Donald Taylor and his wife Betty of Montcalm, WV: sister; Irene Westmoreland of Salem: grandchildren; Justus Cooley and his wife Lori of Blountville, TN, Angela Presley and her husband Brandon of Abingdon, Kristen Smith of Roanoke, Katie Smith House and her husband Alvin of Norfolk, Ethan Cooper, Sara Cooper of Greenville, TN: Great-grandchildren; Bennett Presley, Ryan Presley, and Jaxon Cooley. Ernest had many nieces and nephews, and loved them all dearly.
Many thanks to Highland Ridge Rehabilitation Staff, special friend Shirley Holden, family and friends who helped with his care.
Memorial service will be held on Friday, July 1, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at Seagle Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Friday at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ernest’s name at Memorial Baptist Church.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com Arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski. 540-980-1700