May 5, 1940 ~ April 21, 2021
Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Candler, NC
Wayne Ray Taylor died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.
A native of Buncombe Co., he was born May 5th, 1940 to the late Herman Melvin Taylor and Grace Crook Taylor. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Billie Ann Williams Taylor.
Mr. Taylor was the owner and operator of Moss Body Shop, which he ran for 42 years until his retirement in 2011.
He is survived by one son, Terrence Ray Taylor of Asheville; brothers, Gerald M. Taylor of Mission, TX, and Larry C. Taylor (Carla) of Asheville; sister, Jeanette Taylor Williams of Marietta, GA; several nieces and nephews; and special niece, Kim Williams, who was the caregiver for both Billie and Wayne for a number of years.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 25, in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Masks are required.
Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org.