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Homer Morris Taylor

March 1, 1938 — May 24, 2023




Homer Morris Taylor, 85, of Folkston, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. He was born in Folkston, Georgia on March 1, 1938, to the late Elbert Taylor and Avie O’Quinn Taylor.


In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife Lillian Jean Murray Taylor and brother Lester Jackson “L.J.” Taylor.


He is survived by his two daughters; Debbie (Darrell) Thaw and Tina (Pete) Owens, four grandsons; Jay (Holly) Thaw, Taylor (Sadye) Thaw, Josh Owens, and Will Owens, and 2 great-granddaughters; Kate Thaw and Annie Thaw.


A lifelong resident of Charlton County, Mr. Taylor owned several businesses in Folkston, and was a dedicated employee of the former Union Camp Corporation for more than thirty years.


While diminutive in stature, Mr. Taylor played football for Charlton County High School. There, he met and married his wife of more than fifty-four years, Lillian Murray. The pair were inseparable, and spent their free time raising two beautiful daughters, four grandchildren, and growing one of the best vegetable gardens in Charlton County. In the summers, the Taylors could be found under the carport shelling fresh peas, salting slices of a newly cut watermelon, and handing out brown paper “Big J” sacks full of fresh produce to anybody who happened to pull through the driveway of their home.


A loving father to his two daughters, Debbie and Tina, Mr. Taylor enjoyed waterskiing on the St. Mary’s River and camping at Devil’s Elbow and Dixon Landing with his family. He fostered a strong sense of family values and commitment to education. Both daughters graduated from Georgia public universities with accounting degrees which formed the basis for successful professional careers for each.


“Pops”, as he was known by his grandchildren, was a steward of the great outdoors. He was an avid angler and hunter, and was a founding member, of the Doe Bay Hunting Club, He also enjoyed time on the water in the St. Mary’s River, Borrell Creek, the Fernandina jetties, and at his cabin in McIntosh County. He spent countless hours in the woods and on the water teaching his children and grandchildren lifelong lessons gleaned from a life outside. Not the least of these lessons were: bluefish don’t have teeth (not true), a flounder isn’t clean until the slime scraped with a pocketknife after scaling runs clear (true but almost impossible to accomplish), ducks are slower on the water (true), and deer don’t like the sound of Little Debbie wrappers crunching in a tree stand (very true).


A graveside service will be held at 11:00AM on Friday, June 30, 2023, at Sardis Cemetery with the Reverend Ray McMillan officiating.


Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home, 526 Oakwood Street, Folkston, GA 31537.

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