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Taylor Elliott Irving, Jr.

September 11, 1947 July 31, 2010
Taylor Elliott Irving, Jr.
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Taylor Elliott Irving, Jr., 62 of Farmville passed away Saturday, July 31, 2010 at his residence. He was born September 11, 1947 in Farmville. He was a son of the late Taylor Elliott Irving, Sr. and Pearle Dunn Irving of Cartersville. He was a graduate of Cumberland High School and attended Smithdeal/Massey Business College in Richmond and Southside Virginia Community College in Keysville. He served in Korea and England as a Sergeant in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam era. Elliott hosted "Call FLO" and "The Swingin' Years" on WFLO AM/FM and served as News Director for the station since 1991. In 1979, he wrote the book "Remembering the Vees," a history of the minor league Richmond Virginians baseball club.
He was a charter member and four-time past President of the Exchange Club of Farmville, past member of the Board of Directors of STEPS, Inc., member and former Vice-Chair of the Employers Advisory Council, Secretary for the Farmville Postal Advisory Council and member of the Workforce Investment Board from 2002-2004 as a representative of Cumberland County.
He is survived by his children, Ryan Elliott Irving (Caroline) of Fairfax; Christopher Laurence Irving of Brooklyn, NY; Shaun Robert Irving (Christina) of Richmond and Meagan Marie Irving of Farmville. He is also survived by his granddaughter Taylor Marie Boykin, brother Everett Crawford Irving, longtime companion Linda Armes, former wife Janet Breton and numerous other family members.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 11:00 AM at the chapel of Puckett Funeral Home with interment in Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Amelia. Family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6:00-9:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elliott Irving Scholarship Fund, c/o Cumberland County Public Schools Foundation (CCPSF), P.O. Box 170, Cumberland, VA 23040 (make checks payable to CCPSF/Elliott Irving).

Interment will be in Virginia Veteran's Cemetery at Amelia following the funeral.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 4, 2010 6:00-9:00PM at the funeral home.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, August 5, 2010 11:00AM at the chapel of the funeral home.

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