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Otis Warren Taylor, Jr.

October 30, 1937 - December 15, 2018

Mr. Otis Warren Taylor, Jr., 81 years old, died Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

He was born October 30, 1937 in Wilmington, NC, son of the late Otis Warren Taylor, Sr. and Annie Elizabeth Blanton.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Margaret Elizabeth Taylor and brothers, James Herbert Taylor and Terry Lamont Taylor.

During his life he enjoyed fishing, watching old black-and-white movies, and working in his shop on his boats. He was very influential in getting Georgia’s helmet law enacted; had his private pilot license for many years; was an entrepreneur and owned several businesses, including Taylor Wallace Equipment Company in Hampstead.

He left behind his wife, Betty Lue Wallace-Taylor; his four daughters, Jacqueline Denise Merritt, Christine Louise Taylor, Deborah Ann Roper, and Jennifer Suzanne Taylor-Busbee; and sister, Annie Taylor-Bradley, and brother, Thomas Gerald Taylor. He also left behind his grandchildren, Taylor Manell Hicks, Makayla Leigh Merritt, Jacqueline Clara Merritt, Dalton Taylor Busbee, and Carrie Maye Busbee; and one great-grandchild, Silas James Tetrault.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel, by Pastor Mike Lewis. The family will receive guests at the funeral home on Wednesday from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. prior to the service.

The interment will be in Oakdale Cemetery. The family asks that donations be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice in lieu of flowers.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location:

Wilmington Funeral Chapel

1535 South 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403

The family will receive guests at the funeral home on Wednesday from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. prior to the service.


Service Information

Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm

Location:

Wilmington Funeral Chapel

1535 South 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel, by Pastor Mike Lewis.


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