Calvin Jerome Taylor, Sr.

Born: Sun., Jun. 11, 1950
Died: Wed., Sep. 23, 2020


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Mon., Sep. 28, 2020
Location: Adams-Buggs Funeral Service ~ Etowah Chapel

Graveside Service

1:00 PM Tue., Sep. 29, 2020
Location: Adams-Buggs Funeral Service ~ Etowah Chapel

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With heartfelt sympathy we announce the transition of Mr. Calvin Jerome Taylor of Gadsden, who transitioned from thiswalk of life on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at the age of 70.

Calvin Jerome Taylor was born June 11, 1950 in Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama to the union of the late Henry B. and Loudella Hawkins Taylor, Sr. He accepted faith in Christ at a young age and joined St. Paul Overcoming Church of God where he remained a member. 

Calvin’s formal education was received in the Gadsden City School System. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army where he faithfully served until being honorably discharged. Upon returning home, Calvin sought employment with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. He worked as a tire builder until his retirement.  

Calvin departed this earthly life on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Zeta LaBous Sheppard; brothers, Henry Taylor, Jr., Woodrow Taylor, Sr. and Willie Rogers Taylor. 

Those left to cherish the life and legacy of Calvin include his children and bonus children, Cheryl Taylor- Jones, Darius Ellis, both of Gadsden, AL, Calvin Jerome (Tara) Taylor, Jr., Acworth, GA, Mia Sabrina Hoyett, Amy Hoyett, both of Gadsden, AL; nine grandchildren, Rodney, William “Sel”, Maya, Gabreon, Daizhara, Quyndarius, Izaiah, Kevin, Marcus, Cameron, David, Zariah; seven great-grandchildren; siblings, Dorothy J. (Rev. Willie, Sr.) Sayles, Johnnie Anne Williams, both of Gadsden, AL, Beverly (Donald) Long, Canton, GA, Jennifer (Rev. Donald) Wicks, Memphis, TN, Randolph (Marilyn) Taylor, Henderson, KY, Nathaniel Taylor, Larry W. Taylor, both of Gadsden, AL, Shelia (Joe) Hamdan, Douglasville, GA; special companion, Marylyn Woods, Gadsden, AL; special friends, Robert Smith, Jimmy McGee, both of Gadsden, AL; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 


Celebratory Graveside Service will be 1:00p.m. Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Lincoln Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 4:00-6:00p.m. Monday, September 28, 2020 at the Etowah Chapel of Adams-Buggs Funeral Service.  

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Timothy Long
   Posted Mon September 28, 2020

FEATHERY PALM PLANT was sent by Tim.

Heart felt thoughts and prayers are with you...Tim, Pat, Felicia and Stephanie Long.

Patsy barksdale
   Posted Mon September 28, 2020
Sabrina...I'm so sorry about your dad. You are in my prayers, love you

Rickey Lindsey
   Posted Tue September 29, 2020
Praise be to God! And please father be with this family during this very difficult time. Family, you know him better than any of us. I just want you to know there are others who loved and cared about Calvin. I graduated with Calvin in 1969 and didn't see him for 30 plus years after graduation. But as I sit here typing I can hear Calvin's mild voice so clearly in my head. He was just a great guy in every way in high school and continued to display that same personality and character every time I've seen him over the years. And guaranteed I haven't seen him more than 5 times in 50 years. But I can't say it enough...such a good person. I thank God for allowing our paths to cross. I pray God will bless, support and comfort you in your sorrow. I'll miss seeing him on my next trip to Gadsden. God bless you.

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