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Blake Marlin Taylor, age 63, of Jonesboro, passed away May 22, 2019.
Blake was born on January 7, 1956 to the late Juanita Mask Taylor and Henry Marlin Taylor. He was a lifelong resident of Jonesboro, where he grew up alongside his brother and two sisters. Blake graduated from Jonesboro High School in 1974.
Blake spent 27 years as an Air Freight Forwarder for Lufthansa Airlines until his retirement. He was a member of Church of God of Prophecy in Jonesboro. Blake enjoyed sports and followed Falcons and Georgia Tech football. His heart, however, was always with the Atlanta Braves. He had a love of baseball and was passionate of his team, the Braves. He also enjoyed movies and music. He had impressive collections of all genres of music and movies.
Blake had a photographic memory which made him an extraordinary trivia player. He was as sharp as a tack and had a heart of gold. Blake adored his beloved dogs and his family, especially his siblings who will forever cherish the moments they shared. He will be remembered as a wonderful brother and uncle.
Along with his parents, Blake was preceded in death by his canine companion, Mandy. He is survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law: Pam and Mike Poole of Hampton, Denise and Kenny Walker of Jonesboro; brother: Tim Taylor of Stockbridge; niece: Brigid Cochran and her husband Johnny; nephews: Brandon Poole, Jordan Poole and wife Sarah, Matthew Taylor; uncle: Roger Mask of Jacksonville, FL; loyal dogs: Maddie, Mason and Marilyn.
A memorial service will be held in Blake’s honor at 2:00 PM on June 22, 2019 at J.W. Smith Reservoir, 143 Northbridge Road, Hampton, GA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society, www.humanesociety.org. The Taylor family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 1086 Highway 54 West, Fayetteville. Messages of condolence may be left at www.GeorgiaCremation.com.