Obituary for William Ernest Taft, Jr.

    • Name: William Ernest Taft, Jr.
    • Home Town: Ash, NC
    • Date of Death: 06/29/2019
    • Birth Place: Lancaster County, VA
    • Birth Date: 04/25/1939
    • Service Date: 07/05/2019 at 03:00 PM
    • Visit Date: 07/05/2019
    • Visit Times: 2:00 PM
    • Service Place: Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte

    William Ernest “Ernie” Taft, Jr., 80, of Ash, NC, died June 29, 2019.

    Born in Lancaster County, VA, on April 25, 1939, he was the son of the late William E. Taft, Sr., and Stelma Mae George Taft. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, William Scott Taft. He was a retired timeshare salesperson and a member of the Pink Heals Coastal Carolina Chapter.

    Surviving are his wife, Sandra Hartman Dove; daughters, Samantha Smith (Jonathan) of Clarendon, NC and Rebecca Fairley of Ash, NC; grandchildren, Alexis and Madyson Babb, Daelyn Fairley and Raven Stevenson; sister, Patricia Schuyler; niece, Vickie Robinson and children Jack and Emma; nephew, Timmy Dubbs (Missy) and daughter Hannah.

    A celebration of Life will be conducted at 3:00 PM, Friday, July 5, in the Brunswick Funeral Service Chapel, Shallotte.

    The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the services. On-line condolences may be sent to

     Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte

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