Bro. Gerald Edwin Taylor, age 81, of Eastview, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 at Helmwood Healthcare in Elizabethtown.

He was born in Spurrier to Ernest and Lena Spencer Taylor. Bro. Gerald was a pastor for 35 years and the founder of Highway of Holiness Church in Eastview. He was in radio ministry for over 25 years. He was a passionate supporter of missionary work while maintaining full-time pastoral duties. He retired from Bussman Mfg. He was an avid builder. He was also a mechanic, electrician, and tool & die worker.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Kathleen Love Taylor, and second wife, Gwendolyn Sue Tatham Taylor; and a brother, Gene Taylor.

He is survived by two sons, Jeff Taylor, of Big Clifty, and Mark (Vickie) Taylor, of Glendale; a daughter, Kathy (Bobby) Bruce, of Eastview; two sisters, Wanda (Bill) Hart and Phyllis (Tom) Lawson; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the Highway of Holiness Church in Eastview, with Bro. Rocky Kirk and Bro. Jamie Ellington officiating. Burial was held at the White Mills Community Cemetery.

Visitation was held Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Highway of Holiness Church.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.manakeefuneralhome.com.