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Harvey E. Taylor, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, June 4, 2021, in a local hospital. He was born December 18, 1937 in Nashville, Tennessee to Roosevelt Taylor and Lucille Brandon. He attended Riverside High School. Harvey was a veteran of the United States Army. He served in the Army and Army National Guard from July 1966 – February 1971 and was discharged under honorable conditions. Harvey was preceded in death by his parents, Roosevelt Taylor and Lucille Brandon; his siblings, Paralee Moore, Essie Reese, and Sarah Reed. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Josephine Taylor; children, Valerie Taylor (Bernard) Perry, Afe Divine (Qamarra) Bey, Timothy Taylor, and Harvey Dion Taylor; step-children, Marcus (Tiwana) Lasley, Sr., Derrell (Sharon) Lasley, Sr., Shawanna Lasley, Desmon Lasley, Dana Lasley-Agent (Elwood), and Chenita Lasley, as well as a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family, and friends. Harvey will lie-in-state on Friday at 9 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 12 noon in the chapel with Apostle William McGhee as the eulogist. Burial in Chattanooga National Cemetery.