AMerican Veteran 11

Gregory Daniel Taylor

November 11, 1987 ~ May 24, 2023 (age 35) 35 Years Old
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On May 24th, 2023, the world lost one of its greatest heroes. Gregory Daniel Taylor, born on November 11th, 1987 in Charleston West Virginia. He left this world too soon at the age of 35. He is survived by his soulmate and wife Ashley Simmons-Taylor, daughter Charlette Jamie Taylor, mother Tammy Harrah (Tommy), father Gregory Taylor (Lisa), sister Tiffany Taylor, grandparents Ray and Linda Mutter and Hershell and Betty Taylor, in-laws John and Claudette Simmons, brother in-law Justin Simmons.   Daniel’s commitment to serving his country was extraordinary, and his remarkable accomplishments did not go unnoticed.   In 2010 he joined the USMC as a combat engineer. During his career he went to MARSOC assessment and selection. He was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant and after 10 years of service received a Purple Heart. Daniel will forever be remembered for his selflessness, bravery, and unwavering commitment to his country.   He started his professional career in the service and continued his unwavering dedication to his fellow men and women in uniform even after he left the service. His employment was a wandering experience until he found VirTra, where he felt his true calling to continue his mission of serving the country.  At VirTra, Dan found his true passion and was a natural fit as he loved his team and civilian mission. He was always “On” passionate about Family, Company, and Country. Dan was a humble human being and a true American hero who will be missed deeply by his VirTra family.   Daniel’s family, friends, and colleagues will never forget his infectious laugh, warm personality and unwavering spirit. His legacy will live on through the countless lives he touched with his service and his dedication to making the world a better place.   We bid farewell to our dear Daniel, who will forever be remembered as a true hero.   Services will be held at Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Monday June 5th at 2pm, The address is 130 Academy Dr, Dunbar, WV 25064.


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Memorial Service
June 5, 2023

2:00 PM
Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery


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