Date of Death: May 6, 2024

Service Details

Visitation will be held Friday, May 10, 2024 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers, with cremation to follow. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at Riverside Church, 207 E. Michigan Ave., Three Rivers, with Pastor Paul Booko officiating.

Obituary Notice

Ervan Leroy Taylor, 61, of Three Rivers, Michigan, passed away Monday, May 6, 2024 at Bronson Methodist Hospital.

He was born July 11, 1962 in Three Rivers, the son of Charles and Agnes (Brooks) Taylor, and graduated from Three Rivers High School.

Ervan, also affectionately known as “ET,” worked at Three Rivers Hospital for some time, Harder’s Manufacturing for five years, Day International for 15 years, and most recently at American Axle & Manufacturing. For many years he was a member of Riverside Church and participated in many church events. He also always had his tools and handyman skills at the ready to help anyone who needed assistance in the community.

On June 25th, 1999 he married Xuangiang Le in Vietnam. They were introduced by a good friend and shared nearly 25 years together – helping others, restoring their home, gardening, traveling and enjoying time with family and friends.

For many years it was a rare occasion to find Ervan without a camera in hand, always ready to capture a memory. Ervan’s fondness for eating leftovers – especially mother’s cooking – earned him the nickname “Leftover King.” He loved reggae music and a good movie night but what lit him up the most was supporting and sharing about his children’s activities and accomplishments.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Taylor; his sister, Edna Jackson; and brother, Charles Taylor Jr. Remaining to cherish his memory are his wife, Xuangiang Taylor; sons, Bronson Taylor and Weston (Shirley) Taylor; daughter, Whitney Taylor; granddaughters, Raelyn T. Hal and Skylar Taylor; mother, Agnes Taylor; brothers, Nathan Brooks, Donald, Eric (his twin), Theodore, and Michael Taylor; sisters, Kathy Taylor, Viola Johnson, and Dorcus Williams; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

Additional Information

Donations in Ervan’s name may be directed to his family in care of Xuangiang Taylor. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and the church, and may be sent to the funeral home in care of his arrangements.

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    • Sending my deepest condolences to his wife and children his mother and siblings his brother Donald Taylor especially. Ervan was a good ole boy. Many fond memories. God Bless the Taylor’s

  1. It is with a heavy heart that I have to say goodbye to a great guy and friend. I am saddened so because we just talked about him planning his retirement. My deepest sympathies to his wife and family. We always talked about the good times we had watching our kids in school sports. ET I’ll miss you..

  2. My condolences to the beautiful Taylor family. Ervan was the nicest guy in the world, he always made the time to talk with me when I was a teenager. I will never forget how gentle and loving he was.
    Rest in power my beautiful brother Ervan, love Brandi (Rashanda) Copper

  3. My Condolences to Xuangiang and the entire Taylor family. I’m so sorry for your loss. There are no words to convey How terrible this is….I’m hearing this news just today. Ervan was a loving and caring person, who would always lend a helping hand to his friends when needed. I remember when I moved from Indiana to Georgia he was there to help out, along with his brother Eric. I will always remember the way that Ervan’s smile lit up the room.
    “Your loved one will be missed.” “If there’s anything I can do to help, please let me know.” “I’m keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.”


  4. My condolences to the Taylor family is so sad to hear about my Friend Ervan We grew up together by Wood Street. I’ve known him for a long time gonna miss you so much and your friendship, RIP my friend I know, Heaven gained another angel 😇

  5. So very saddened with the news of this tragedy, such a nice guy at work, always had a smile on his face while eating his bananas. With deep sympathy to the family. RIP ET

  6. I am so deeply saddened by this news, I still cannot believe what is going on, only March 31, he left Easter greeting on my phone and I still have that message.
    I remember the days when he would drive up to Toronto with 3 small children Bronson, Weston and Whitney to spend time with us.
    He was a truly fun loving and hardworking guy, he will be missed tremendously.

    Pam and Shenika

  7. May God continue to grant comfort to the Taylor family & peace in the days, weeks, & years to come. A beautiful flower has been plucked from this life and added to God’s garden.
    Sending my love from the South.

  8. I am so sorry that this tragedy has happened. Jesus has gained an angel in heaven. Ervan was such a wonderful man. He always had a smile on his face and always greeted you when he met you in passing. He will be missed! I will pray for Sue and his family for comfort and peace.

  9. To the family of Ervan,

    We wish to send you our deepest sympathies. We knew Ervan years ago when we attended the Christian Fellowship together.He always smiled and we did so enjoy getting to know him.

    We pray that your family has peace in the knowledge that he loved the Lord and waits for us there.

    Love & Peace to you in Christ…..Randy & Sharon Jacobs

    • Our condolences and prayers to the Taylor family. He was a very close friend of the family. He worked with my dad, Jim Tank, at Day International for many years. He always greeted me out in public with a smile and a hug. He will be truly missed. Rest in heaven, Erv.! Love ya. Jim & Amy Tank

      • I’m so sorry for your loss , what a great individual, always had a smile on his face and something to say, Ervan you will be missed by many! And peace be with the family 🙏🏼!
        Kathleen and Terry Kutz

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