Ray Gerald Taylor Sr, age 80, of Buchtel, Ohio, passed away January 9, 2020 at his Residence, Buchtel, Ohio.
Ray was born April 16, 1939 in Athens County, Ohio to James L Taylor and Thelma (Murphy) Taylor. He was a member of the ELKS 543.
Surviving are his children, Teresa (Randy) McQuade of Shade and Patricia Rae Taylor of Buchtel; 6 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren; brother Clarence (Helen) Taylor of Florida; and sisters, Ida Wachenschwanz of Millfield, Eileen Todd of Logan, Margaret Jackson of The Plains, and Marie (Kenny) Keirns of Grove Port.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents, wife Kathleen Taylor; children, Roberta Jo Taylor and Ray G. Taylor Jr; and siblings, James Richard Taylor and Ruth Burley.
Special thanks to his sister-in-law Rose Doolittle and niece Debra Ward.
Funeral services were held at 7:30 P.M., Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville, Ohio with the ELKS Lodge 543 officiating. Burial will be in Whitmore Cemetery, Buchtel, Ohio.
Calling hours were observed 2-4 P.M. and 6-7:30 P.M. on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
The family would like to send a special thanks to the Ohio Health Hospice. The family suggests donations can be made to Ohio Health Hospice