August 20, 1932 ~ February 7, 2018

Born in: Haywood Co., NC,
Resided in: Candler, NC

William Thomas Taylor, Sr., 85, of Candler, died Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at the Charles George VA Medical Center. A native of Haywood Co. and resident of Buncombe Co. for the majority of his life, Mr. Taylor was a son of the late William Gordon Taylor and Bessie Collett Taylor. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Earl G. Taylor. Mr. Taylor was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, retiring from service. He served in the Korean conflict aboard the USS Wisconsin. Surviving are his wife, Roberta Parker Taylor; daughter, Kelly T. Graham (Scott); sons, William Thomas Taylor, Jr. (Sherri), and Daniel Aldon Taylor (April); grandchildren, Aaron, Joseph, Emily, and Alex Taylor, and Hunter Graham; sister, Betty Williams (Robert); and brother, Robert Taylor (Pat). Graveside services for Mr. Taylor will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday at Pisgah View Memorial Park, with Rev. Carl Bishop officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Friday at Groce Funeral Home, prior to the service.

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  1. I was sorry to hear of Bill passing away, I served with him in the Seabees at Asheville det 1324. He was a good Seabee. He will be missed.

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  2. Kelly I am so sorry to hear about your Dad.. Praying for you and your family. Praying God will comfort you all and give you strength during this time. I love you and your family and you will continue to be our prayers Love sent your way Brother Henry and Sister Sally Jones

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  3. The most important thing one leaves behind in this world is the priceless gift of love and it’s endless memories. May you all find peace in the memories of Bill that will stay with you always. It was a privilege to serve in the Navy with Petty Officer Taylor. With Sympathy SKCS LORETTA KELL, USNR (Retired)

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  4. Sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was a good man. I’ve known him all my life. I know he will be sadly missed by all. He was good friends with my parents for many years and they loved him dearly. Many years of fun.

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  5. Thoughts are with the Taylor family.

    ‘Oh if a man tried to take his time on Earth and prove before he died what one man’s life could be worth…I wonder what would happen to this world?’
    – Harry Chapin

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