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Brevard Memorial Funeral Home

5475 North Us Highway 1, Cocoa, FL

OBITUARY

George Taylor, Sr.

May 6, 1950May 17, 2020

George Lee Taylor, Sr., 70, of Mims, FL passed away Sunday, May 17, 2020. Born in Oak Hill, West Virginia on May 6, 1950, George moved to Florida around 1960. After high school, George served in the United States Army from 1967 to 1971 as a Paratrooper with the 173rd Airborne Brigade during the Vietnam War. George served honorably and earned a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Combat Infantry Badge.

After returning from war, George found his passion and mission in life helping veterans. He used his voice and fought tirelessly to address the needs of veterans, more specifically, homeless veterans. George spent decades going into the woods to find homeless camps and helping homeless veterans get the care and housing they deserve. George founded National Veterans Homeless Support (NVHS) in 2008. In the last decade, it is estimated he helped reduce the homeless veteran population in Brevard County 90%. He will be remembered fondly as a pillar in his community and the kind man in the black cowboy hat. George is survived by his wife, Jan; two sons: George and Donny; three daughters: Michelle, Beth, and Nikki; three brothers: Frank, Roger and Jimmy; three sisters: Sandy, Tammy, and Peggy; and ten grandchildren: Germaine, Jasmine, Nicholas, Richard, Leelah, Maliyah, Aniyah, Prestyn, Landen, and Olivia.

Services will be Saturday, June 13, 2020 at New Life Church in Titusville with a visitation from 10:00-11:00AM with the service to begin at 11:00AM. He will be laid to rest with military honors at Brevard Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations in George’s honor may be made to his organization for homeless veterans: nvhs.org

Services

13 June

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am

New Life Space Coast

6755 S. Washington Avenue
Titusville, Florida

13 June

Funeral Service

11:00 am

New Life Space Coast

6755 S. Washington Avenue
Titusville, Florida

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Jane Warner

May 30, 2020

Congratulations George on a job well done. We appreciate how you helped rescue many Vet’s. Rest easy. I salute you. ❤️😇😇

Raylene Coe

May 29, 2020

George Taylor was a dear friend, mentor and colleague. My deepest heartfelt condolences to Jan, his kids and grandkids. George will be sorely missed by all who were blessed to know and love him. George’s gift of caring for others was tangible and piercing. Dedicated to the cause, he would juggle multiple homeless client issues, media inquiries, handle details of fundraising and mentor/guide me all in the same hour while greeting and sharing a smile to familiar faces. Truly awe inspiring! I hope to honor his memory as I continue the work of helping homeless in Brevard. I miss him and I’m sure I always will.

Robert Rose

May 29, 2020

George, it was an honor working with you. You are the greats Veterans Advocate we have ever had. No one worked harder. God bless you and your family <3

Barbara Parsons

May 29, 2020

George was truly an inspiration to a lot of people. He was always so sweet and kind and willing to help anyone who needed it. You will be missed by many ❤️

Kevin Devlin

May 29, 2020

I met George at Post 1 on an NVHS ride. He was always there for his fellow brothers and sisters. He left a legacy of honor and fortitude. It was an honor to help him with the homeless vets, and he will be missed. As a Post 1 Rider and former SAL 2nd Vice Commander I'm proud to call him one of ours, but he was really everyone's. Rest easy Trooper.

Pamela LeClerc

May 29, 2020

I met George when I was ladies auxiliary president Post 242. Our post donated to the cause & my stepfather Ernest Mcaulay & some other members helped him out in East Orange County. Great guy!

Tanya Anderson

May 29, 2020

George was a member of the Titusville Elks and was often there to speak on behalf of the needs of our veteran community. He was exuberant and always sincere in his desire to bring homes to the homeless. He and his team made such a huge impact. He should’ve traded that signature black hat for a symbolic white one because he was truly Our Hero.
George, as a veteran myself....... I salute you brother and I pray that you will continue to watch over those who need your help. Rest now . We’re going to miss you very much! Oooorrraaaahhhh!!!

Mary Williams

May 29, 2020

Our community has lost a hero. He was a kind and generous man. Rest In Peace Sir.

Renee Wiebelt

May 28, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss, we pray comfort and peace for the entire family. George was loved by the community and a blessing to many.

Laura Bodkin

May 28, 2020

I work at the best western and just want to share all the Christmas parties George had for the verterns. He was a great man and will truly be missed

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