Henry Taylor Updike Jr.

July 16, 1944April 7, 2020

Henry Taylor Updike, Jr., age 75, passed away in Culpeper, VA, April 7, 2020. Born in Front Royal, VA, July 16, 1944 to Henry Taylor Updike, Sr. and Dora Nethers Updike, Taylor grew up in Rappahannock County. He served his country in the U.S. Navy and later worked as an electronics engineer for Raytheon Technologies. Taylor received a Master’s Degree in Business Management through National-Louis University. Taylor enjoyed the outdoors, working on home projects, and most of all spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Surviving Taylor are his children; Brian Updike and his wife Pam of Fredericksburg, VA and Kellie Updike Baker and her husband Kevin of Culpeper, VA and five grandchildren; Griffin Baker, Raegan Baker, Grayson Updike, Anna Updike and Spencer Updike. Taylor is also survived by two sisters; Anne Martin of Culpeper and Gail Newland of Nokesville.

In addition to his parents, his wife, Susie Updike precedes him in death. A private interment will be held on Friday, April 17, 2020 in Fairview Cemetery, Culpeper, VA.

Contributions may be made in his honor to the Parkinson’s Foundation, .

Fond memories and condolences of Mr. Updike may be shared with the Updike family through The Updike family has entrusted Clore-English Funeral Home with these arrangements.


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Andrew J Williams

April 14, 2020

Taylor was my best buddy and high school friend. He was always so gentle and kind and a true gentleman. I'm glad for the visits I've had with him in recent times. I have so many fond memories of him. I will miss him sorely but he is at rest now.

Ginger Russell Kidwell

April 11, 2020

Anne, I am so sorry of Taylor passing. I can remember all the good times Taylor, J.G and you and I had when we were growing up.
Take care of your self. Fondly, Ginger Russell Kidwell

Rachel Garr

April 11, 2020

Kelli so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Terry and Brenda Marshall

April 10, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this sad time.