Ray Curtis Taylor Jr.

Born: Tue., May 4, 1954
Died: Mon., Apr. 23, 2018


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Thu., Apr. 26, 2018
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Apr. 26, 2018
Location: Peebles Curry Memorial Chapel


Location: Swainsboro City Cemetery

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. Ray Curtis Taylor Jr., age 63 of Swainsboro, on Monday, April 23, 2018.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 2:00 PM  in the Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Rev. David Unkles officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home one hour prior to the service. 

Interment will follow in the Swainsboro City Cemetery.                  

Pallbearers will be Daniel Sapp, James Williams, Joe Farmer, Vince Jackson, Gary Hodges and Marty Canady.

Mr. Taylor was born May 4, 1954, in Dublin, Laurens County, GA. After retiring from the US Air Force  with 20 years service, he graduated from the University of North Alabama with a 4 yr degree in Physics.  Mr. Taylor was an instructor at Southeastern Technical College formerly  (Swainsboro Technical College) from 1997-2000 and retired a second time from the Civil Service, as Project Manager over the Simulator, at the Warner Robins Air Force Base. He was a member of the Swainsboro First United Methodist Church and in his spare time enjoyed fishing. Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by his father, Ray Curtis Taylor Sr.; brother, Cliff Taylor and step-father, Dale Campbell.

Survivors include:

His wife:  Lynn Stroud Taylor of Swainsboro, GA

Mother: Susan K. Campbell of Dublin, GA

One Daughter: Jennifer Taylor Lake of North Alabama

One Son: Ray C. Taylor III (Christy) of North Alabama

Step-Son: Mike Whitehead (April) of Twin City, GA

One Sister: Nancy Young (Tim) of Ivey, GA

Nine Grandchildren, One Great-Grandchild, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews and Extended Family.

Condolences may be submitted on line at www.durden-hudsonfuneraldirectors.com 

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charges of arrangement for the funeral of Mr. Ray Curtis Taylor Jr. of Swainsboro, GA.

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Natalie Durden
   Posted Tue April 24, 2018
So very sorry for the loss of Mr. Ray. Prayers for peace and comfort for all family members.

Ronnie and Vikki womack
   Posted Tue April 24, 2018
Lyn, Mike and family, Our family extends our sincere sympathy. Ya'll will always have such a place in our heart from our Prosperity Drive Days. Love you all. Ronnie, Vikki, Ron, Stacey, Tyler, Christi, and our grands.

Charles Fordham
   Posted Wed April 25, 2018

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by The Fordhams.

With Our Love & Prayers, Charlie, April, Caleb & Caroline Fordham

Renee Bell
   Posted Wed April 25, 2018
Lynn and Mike:

So sorry to learn of your loss. Hugs and prayers to all during this difficult time.

Ric Anderson
   Posted Wed April 25, 2018

Please accept my sincerest condolences to you and the family during this most difficult time. I worked with Ray from the time he arrived at Robins to when he retired and he was a pleasure to be around. I truly believe had it not been for Ray, I would never have passed my Algebra or Statistics classes. I really needed the assistance and he was more than happy to provide it. He will be sorely missed.

God Bless

Hilliard Terry
   Posted Wed April 25, 2018
I am so sorry for this tragic and sudden loss. My prayers are with Ray's family in your time of grief. I worked in the JSTARS simulator with Ray and just want you to know Ray was not only the most brilliant and capable manager I've ever seen in JSTARS but was a man of unflinching integrity. Ray was a great friend as well at work. I pray the Lord comfort you all in this difficult time and his memory and inspiration to so many gives you much encouragement.

Diane Cowart Hinzman
   Posted Wed April 25, 2018
Lynn and family,
I pray you have strength for today and hope for tomorrow and the days to come. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Tim Teamer
   Posted Thu April 26, 2018
Mrs. Lynn and family

I offer my deepest condolences to you all. I had the privilege of working with Mr. Taylor (Ray) for about 2 years directly in the simulator. He was a great guy! We talked about fishing, repairing boats, retirement, life, family, military, food and the drive to and from Swainsboro that he made everyday. He will definitely be missed but in our hearts forever. May God bless and keep you all during your time of bereavement.

Peggy Peebles
   Posted Thu April 26, 2018
Such a sweet love story to end tragically. I knew Ray and Lynn since first kiss. Always a gentleman and really smart guy. So sorry, Lynn

Missy and George Elder
   Posted Tue May 01, 2018
Lynn, we cannot believe this has happened. Since we changed to Calvary, we have missed you and Ray sitting just behind us. Our deepest sorrow goes to you, and you will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Missy and George Elder