Outrage after Deceased Vietnam Veteran’s Body Placed on Gurney for Visitation

Outrage after Deceased Vietnam Veteran’s Body Placed on Gurney for Visitation

Vietnam Veteran, George Taylor

We all get how funeral homes work.  No money, no coffin, no funeral and so on. Yet, I cannot imagine what the family of Vietnam veteran, George Taylor who passed away one week ago, felt when upon arrival for visitation, they found their loved one’s body lying on a gurney placed there by Heritage Funeral Home in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.

Talk about disrespectful.  Mr. Taylor served his country for 15 years and I can’t help but feel that this hero and his family, friends and loved ones deserved better.

According to James Taylor, son of the deceased, there were problems with the health insurance policy.  The funeral home, therefore, refused to place the body in a coffin.  I can explain it no other way.


“I told the guy, I said this was very disrespectful to my dad,” George’s son James Taylor said.

Taylor told WTVC they received very little notice prior to the visitation of the issue. He also claims the funeral home told him they would not bury his father until they received the payment.

“They came to me and told me that unless that$9,000 was paid, they couldn’t put him into the ground, he would have to sit in the freezer until we paid it or (until) the insurance came through,” Taylor said.

So Taylor and his family posted several photos on social media asking for help, and within hours, the posts spread like wildfire[…]

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Eventually, the family and funeral home worked out their issues and the deceased was laid to rest.

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