Taylor, Barbara Whetsel

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Barbara Ann (Whetsel) Taylor, 73, of Christiansburg, VA, formerly from Dungannon, VA, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 30th, 2021.

She was the one of 9 siblings, born to Mable Marion (Lackey) Whetsel and William Calvin Whetsel in Miller Yard, Scott County, VA. They preceded her in death along with her 2 brothers and sister; Don Whetsel, Robert Whetsel and Wanda (Jean) Blevins. Barbara was also preceded in death by her loving husband Cecil (Gene) Taylor and by her precious great-grandchild, Charlee Mayne Sharlow

Barbara Ann (Whetsel) Taylor was married to her loving husband Cecil (Gene) Taylor for 55 amazing years. Gene and Barbara Taylor spent most of their lives working, as Owners of the Dairy Queen formerly in Blacksburg. They brightened and touched so many lives through employment, friendship and phenomenal customer care for over 3 decades.

Barbara is survived by; 3 Brothers, William (Bill) Whetsel, Jr, Charles Whetsel and Dale Whetsel; 2 Sisters, Katheryn (Whetsel) Countiss and Rita (Whetsel) Serra.
Also survived by her 3 children and their spouses; Emily Taylor Brooks (Ben), Jason “Brad” Taylor (Kari) and Amy Taylor Rhodes (Lee). She was an adored Nana to 11 grandchildren; Courtney Johnson, Ethan Rutherford, Brandon & Miranda Taylor, Kaylee & Matthew Rose, Cloe Taylor, Bryan Taylor, Matthieu & Chelsea Sharlow, Ryan & Victoria Sharlow, Cassandra Sharlow, Samuel & Marianna Rhodes and Santanna Rhodes. 10 great-grandchildren were also blessed to call her Nana; Cecilia Johnson, Avery Bonds, Brysen Taylor, Brooks Taylor, Dakotah Sharlow, Micah, Braxton & Addilyn Sharlow and Elizabeth Dae Barker and Memphys Rhodes. There are also countless others that called her “Nana” as well; those were family by love. Funeral services will held Monday, April 5, 2021 at 2:00 pm in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Lee Naff officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg. The family will receive friends Monday from 1:00 pm until service time at McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.