J.B. Taylor, age 75, of Boone, passed away Sunday, August 25, 2019.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Watauga County and the son of the late George F. and Jeanie Wilcox Taylor.

J.B. was a plumber by trade, working for 37 years. He loved woodworking, spending hours making furniture. He was a very creative person and was loved by everyone that knew him. J.B. loved his family. He was a member of Three Forks Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Barbara Bernice Taylor in 2013. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, Thomas and James Taylor; two sisters, Annamae Cornell and Emma Wilson.

He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Taylor King of Zionville; brother, C.L. Taylor and wife Jane of Lenoir, sister, Lena Woodring of Meat Camp.

Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Per J.B.'s request there will be no services. The family will receive friends Wednesday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Austin & Barnes Funeral Home.

The family respectfully requests no food or flowers.

Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street NW, Lenoir, North Carolina 28645.

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