Born September 15, 1927, he was the son of the late Dillard and Mallie Lawson Taylor. He believed in the Pentecostal faith and was a member of Laurel Branch Pentecostal Church. He had worked for Mountain Enterprise Paving Company, and was a member of the United Steel Workers Union.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter, Jewell Dean Taylor; sister, Martha Belcher; brothers, Ed Taylor, J.H. Taylor and Ben Taylor.
Survivors include his wife, Oma Taylor; children and their spouses, Theresa and Joe Smallwood, John Caldwell, Michael and Pam Caldwell; grandchildren, Ashley Taylor, Kayice Caldwell, Cody Begley, William Begley, Brandi Begley, Jonathan Caldwell, Danielle Caldwell; soon to be grandson-in-law, BJ Hoskins; great-grandchild, William Hoskins; sister s, Lucy Belcher, Mae Kennedy and Willie Jean Lambert; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Laurel Branch Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Tim Thompson, the Rev. Hertsel Belcher and the Rev. Robert Gambrel.
Burial will be in the Whitehead Cemetery in Stoney Fork. Pallbearers will be Jamie Caldwell, Michael Caldwell, Cody Begley, William Begley, Jonathan Caldwell, BJ Hoskins, Donnie Belcher and Joe Smallwood.
The family will receive friends after 1 p.m. Wednesday and all day Thursday at the Laurel Branch Pentecostal Church.
Arnett & Steele Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Pineville, is honored to serve the Taylor family. Light a virtual candle or sign the guest register at www.arnettsteele.com