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.