Stephen Taylor
Stephen Taylor

Obituary of Stephen R. Taylor

Stephen "Steve" R. Taylor, Sr. PHOTO LEXINGTON—Funeral services for Stephen "Steve" R. Taylor, Sr., 67, of Lexington, will be held at 4 p.m., Monday, July 25, 2011 at Red Bank United Methodist Church. Officiating will be Rev. Randy Taylor and Rev. Russell Freeman. Burial will follow in Red Bank United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, July 24, 2011 at Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington. Memorials may be made to Red Bank United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 2909 Old Barnwell Road, Lexington, SC 29073. Mr. Taylor, loving husband of Floria Patsy Corley Taylor, passed away Friday, July 22, 2011. Born in Lexington County, he was the son of the late Columbus Taylor and Edith Beck Taylor. He was a lifetime member of Red Bank United Methodist Church, where he served on several Church Committees and was a member of Men's Club. He proudly served his country and state in the South Carolina Army National Guard from 1963 to 1969. He retired from Taylor Furniture Company where he worked for over 50 years. He was a charter member of Cayce Moose Lodge #462; and was a Girls Softball Coach with Lexington County for over 10 years. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, gardening, bird watching and listening to his wind chimes. His annual 4th of July BBQ was a family tradition and enjoyed by all. He was a loving husband, father and Pop Pop, who loved and cherished spending time with his family and four grandchildren; he will be missed by all. Surviving in addition to his loving wife, Patsy Taylor of Lexington; daughter, Edie Taylor Key (Kevin) of West Columbia; son, Stephen R. Taylor, Jr. (Tracy) of Lexington; four grandchildren, Taylor & Colby Key; Trey and Logan Taylor; sisters, Linda Boatwright, Elizabeth Summer, Debra Moore (Walter) and Kathy Lybrand all of Lexington; brothers, Morris Taylor (Lacrecia) of West Columbia, George Taylor (Anne) of West Columbia and Rev. Randy Taylor (Nancy) of Abbeville. He was loved by many nieces and nephews and his dear friends of the family, Lisa, Keith and Benjamin Busbee for his jokes, fun nature and humor. He was preceded in death by a sister, Edith Corley. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Harmony Care Hospice and Dr. Golshayan and nursing staff of MUSC. Family and friends may sign online guest book at www.thompsonsfuneral.com
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