Lawrence Ray Taylor, 77, a resident of Mill Creek, departed this life early Tuesday morning, July 15, 2014, in Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown.
He was born Tuesday, May 11, 1937, at home in Mill Creek, a son of the late Kenneth Woodrow and Effie Rae Stocky Taylor.
On Dec. 25, 1957, he married the former Carolyn Ann Henline, who preceded him in death.
Surviving are one son, Kenneth Edward Taylor and wife, Dawn, of Petersburg; two daughters, Debra Sue Taylor of Mill Creek and Janet Marie Taylor of Harrisburg, Va.; four brothers, Donald Taylor and wife, Marie, Delmar Taylor and wife, Helen, and Ronald Taylor and wife, Helen, all of Mill Creek; one foster sister, Millie Weese of Beverly; seven grandchildren, Natalie, Casey, Alan, Jason, Jessie, Jody and Jennifer; 16 great-grandchildren; and his companion of 19 years, Rosie Scott, and her family.
Preceding him in death are four sons, Danny Lee Taylor, Alan Ray Taylor Sr., Larry Michael Taylor and Emory Dale Taylor; and two sisters, Idell Taylor Moore and Thelma Currence.
He attended the one-room school at Mill Creek. He was a woodsman and a farmer and enjoyed the outdoors and raccoon hunting. He loved his children and grandchildren, and he will be missed by all.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, July 19, Mr. Taylor will be moved to the Mill Creek Memorial Union Mission Church, where friends may call from 1-2 p.m. At 2 p.m., funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Frank Stanley and the Rev. Tristan Tenney will officiate, and interment will follow in the Brick Church Cemetery at
Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Lawrence Ray Taylor. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.