Those of us who had a personal connection to Taylor Gamble were saddened by her passing. She was a wife, a mother, a sister, and a friend, and we will miss her dearly. She leaves behind a family and a legacy of kindness and love. We can only hope that we will be able to carry her legacy with us through our lives.
Kathy Lorena Gamble Taylor
Known for her brashness, she made her presence known by wearing a few hats at the same time. She was a feisty shopper who was equally as proud of her plethora of grandchildren and her impressive wardrobe. A well-rounded human being, she was also a philanthropist. In addition to her philanthropy, she was an avid chess enthusiast and enjoyed golfing, bowling and reading.
She was also a connoisseur of the arts and a lover of fine wines and cheeses. She is survived by her children, Lorena Gamble and her husband, John, of Lincoln; Keith Thomas and his wife, Becky of Leavenworth; Gail Kollman and her husband, Tom of West Chester, Pa.; and many other family members and friends.
She was a good friend to many and will be greatly missed. Besides the obvious aforementioned occupants, she was preceded in death by her mother, Betty; a father, George; and a brother, William.
Francis McLendon “Boogie” Gamble
Sadly, we lost a fine gentleman named Francis McLendon “Boogie” Gamble on April 27, 2022 at the Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home in Spartanburg, SC. Having lived in Columbia, SC for the past twenty years, Boogie was a member of Goucher Baptist Church and was a retired beauty supply consultant for State Beauty Supply.
He was also a witty and entertaining guy who will be missed by his family and friends. He was a big sports fan and had a passion for horseback riding. Boogie was a proud husband to Betty Sue Porter Gamble for 39 years. He was also a great father and grandfather to two sons and three daughters.
In addition to his wife and sons, he is survived by two daughters, Kelly Gamble Tripp of Norris, SC and Polly Richardson of Elgin, SC. He was also survived by ten grandchildren and a plethora of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Boogie was preceded in death by two brothers, Glyde J. Gamble and Baxter Gamble.
He was a well loved and respected family member who will be dearly missed. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so on Monday, May 2, 2022, at the Blakely Funeral Home chapel, from noon to 2:00 pm.
Sadly, Audrey Lee Taylor-Gamble departed this world on August 3, 2018. She left behind to mourn her friends and family. You may light a candle in her memory or send a sympathy card in her honor.
Audrey Lee Taylor-Gamble was a loving, compassionate woman who lived with a strong faith. She loved her family and friends. She was a dedicated member of Fourth Street Missionary Baptist Church. She also loved to play basketball. She was a graduate of Hardaway High School and attended Chattahoochee Valley Community College in Phenix City, Alabama. She served on the Usher’s Ministry. She had a special relationship with her grandchildren.
Sherman Gamble was born June 5, 1957 in Salters, SC. He passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014. He was the son of Eston and Mary Inez Croskey Gamble. He was also the brother of Dion Gamble and Michael Gamble. His funeral will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Union Baptist Church, 216 Union Church Road, Salters, SC. He was also survived by his children and grandchildren.
Betty Gamble was a member of Southside Baptist Church for 82 years. She served as the hostess for family night meals and was also involved with the “We are Olympia” Association. She worked at Metzger’s Packing Company. She also worked in the nursery. She was a loving wife and mother and always made sure her family was taken care of. She was also a very devoted friend. She will be greatly missed. She is also survived by her mother, Betty Butts, of Las Vegas, Nevada. She was predeceased by her father, Melvin Butts, Sr. She was also predeceased by her son Glyde J. Gamble and her husband, Baxter Gamble.
Brent D. Gamble
Those left behind include his wife, Jennifer Martin Gamble, and son, Brent D. Gamble. He was born in Lafayette, Indiana, on December 9, 1970. He graduated from Purdue University in 1995. He worked as an underwriter at State Farm in West Lafayette for 21 years.
He also was a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation and Ducks Unlimited. He loved hunting, fishing, and playing the electric guitar. He was also a history buff. He was active in the community and was a member of the Shadeland Town Council. He also served as Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Committee.
He is also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He leaves behind a sister, Janice Taylor Brooks, and three grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Jerry Taylor of Arizona. Arrangements for his funeral service were entrusted to Gamble Funeral Home.
He was a graduate of Hardaway High School and Chattahoochee Valley Community College in Phenix City, Alabama. He accepted Christ at an early age. He was also a member of Fourth Street Missionary Baptist Church. He loved sports, family, and friends.
He was a great sportsman and loved to be with his horses. He was also a member of the Ushers Ministry at Fourth Street Missionary Baptist Church. He also loved to travel. He was a member of the National Wild Turkey Foundation, the Ducks Unlimited, and the NRA.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Peggy Gamble, his father, Timothy Gamble, and his stepfather, Frank Taylor. He is also survived by his sisters, Polly Richardson, Susan Martin Blalock, and Jean Gamble. Those interested in sending a condolence may visit the Gamble Funeral Home.
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