Wilson B. Taylor, 84, left this world Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. A longtime Randolph County resident, he lived most of his life in the Beverly and Mill Creek areas. Recently, he had resided in Tornado and Scott Depot.
Wilson was born Thursday, Dec. 6, 1928, in Mill Creek, a son of the late Harrison Taylor and Ethel McCollam Taylor.
Wilson attended the grade school in Mill Creek and graduated from Tygarts Valley High School.
After high school, Wilson worked a few years with his father cutting timber with a double bit axe and cross-cut saw. He was then employed as a construction apprentice, helping to build United Fuel & Gas (later Columbia Gas) Company's Files Creek Compressor Station. Upon completion of the plant, he was employed by United Fuel & Gas. He worked as an operator and later as an electrician for Columbia Gas for more than 31 years. He entered retirement in 1985.
He was a member and past president of the Randolph County Tax Study Association.
Wilson thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors. Whether it was camping, hunting, fishing or working in his garden, he preferred to be outside.
In addition to his parents, proceeding him in death were his wife of 35 years, Lina Mae Tackett Taylor; and sister, Louise Taylor Denny.
He is survived by his son, Steven Taylor and wife, Mary; two granddaughters, Annette Fergueson and husband, Danny, and Michelle Taylor and husband, Benjamin Ball; and two great-grandchildren, Jessica and Zachary Farrell.
Visitation will be conducted at the Randolph Funeral Home Thursday, Oct. 10, from noon until 2 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Mike House will officiate, and interment will follow in the Brick Church Cemetery in Huttonsville.
The family would like to offer their profound appreciation to Hospice Care, Hubbard House West and the employees of Regency Place Assisted Living in Scott Depot. Memorial contributions may be made, in Wilson's memory, to Hospice Care Corp., 169 Diamond St., Elkins, WV 26241, to West Virginia Alzheimer's Association, 1601 Second Ave., Charleston, WV 25387 or to the charity of your choice. The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Wilson B. Taylor. Send online condolences to the family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.