Douglas Taylor, age 76, of Elk Park, North Carolina passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at his home.

He was born on February 6, 1943 in Banner Elk, North Carolina, a son of the late Claude Taylor and the late Nell Brewer Taylor.

He was preceded in death by his Parents; Brother, John Taylor; and Sister, Barbara Daniels.

Doug attended Evergreen Baptist Church. He enjoyed watching sports like basketball and football, working outside, but most importantly he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and his entire family. He enjoyed listening to Gospel and Country music.

Doug leaves behind to cherish his memory his: Wife of 48 years, JoAnn Turbyfill Taylor of Elk Park, NC; Daughter, Claudette (David) Reep of Jonas Ridge, NC, Son, Douglas J. (Kelly) Taylor of Lenoir, NC, Brother, Thomas (Shelia) Taylor of Montezuma, NC, Grandchildren Matthew Reep and Mikayla Reep of Jonas Ridge, NC, Special Sister-in-Law, Patty Hicks of Elk Park, NC, several nieces and nephews, and a special cat Patches.

Services for Doug Taylor will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home with Rev. Johnny McCoury officiating.

The family will receive friends beginning at 5:00 pm up until the service hour on Saturday at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Interment will be Sunday May 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Ledford Family Cemetery off Goose Hollow Rd in Newland, NC

The Taylor family would like to offer a special thank you to the Avery County EMS and the Avery County Sheriffs Office.

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