Marvin S. Taylor, 75, of Etowah, passed away at home on Aug. 9, 2019 after his fifth year battle with cancer. He served in the U.S. Navy upon graduation from high school from Lanier Senior High School for Boys in Macon, Ga. He began his career with Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph in Macon, Ga. in 1965 and retired from BellSouth Telephone Company in Atlanta, Ga. in 1994. After moving to Etowah, he was an active volunteer in the Etowah community. He and his wife, Karen, had two businesses in Etowah. He served as president of the Etowah Rotary Club and president of the Etowah Area Chamber of Commerce, and served on the Old Fashioned Fourth of July Committee, Gem Players Board of Directors, and Etowah United Fund. He and wife, Karen, enjoyed their travels as tour directors of Knoxville Tours for eight years until his illness prevented further travel. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sherwin C. and Elma Braxton Taylor; and his father and mother-in-law, Harley R. and Frances Green Wear. He is survived by his loving wife, Karen Wear Taylor of 38 years; his son, James D. Taylor of Fort Myers, Fla.; daughters, Faye Strauss of Covington, Ga., Shannon Taylor of Milton, Ga., and Jennifer Taylor of Cumming, Ga.; one brother, Russell Taylor of Archie, Mo.; two sisters, Charlotte Taylor of Blackshear, Ga., and Joyce Hicks of Watauga, Texas; sister-in-law, Linda Wear Gaston; grandchildren, Suzanne Strauss, Noah Taylor, Jasmine Taylor, and Mollie Taylor; niece, Erica Taylor Ashby; nephews, Nolan Taylor, Geoffrey Balkcom and Mike Balkcom; and several grand nephews and nieces. A special thank you to the “Angels” at Caris Hospice who took such great care of him. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, in the chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home with Pastor Wayne Hickman officiating. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday prior to the service. Interment will follow the service in Green Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jerry Liner, Phil Tuggle, Gus Jaibat, Don Stewart, Bill Robinson, and Charles Bivens. Honorary pallbearers will be the Etowah Rotary Club. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Etowah United Fund, P.O. Box 575, Etowah, TN 37331; or Etowah Community Food Pantry, c/o Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 306, Etowah, TN 37331. Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah is in charge of arrangements. If you are unable to attend, sign the guest registry at

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