Richard Baxter Taylor, Jr.

Richard Baxter Taylor, Jr., 77, of Gray Court, was born on March 8, 1943 and died July 8, 2020 at Hillcrest Hospital with complications from cystic fibrosis.

He was the son of the late Richard Baxter Taylor and Nancy Ida Martin Taylor.

He was a graduate of Newberry College and a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Gray Court. He served as deacon, Sunday School teacher, member of the choir and he prepared the church bulletins.

Richard was a charter member of the Gray Court Owings Historical Society and one of the founders of Pioneer Day. He was the photographer for the Laurens District Genealogical Society. He compiled the church history for the First Baptist Church of Gray Court and contributed to several Laurens County History Books. He was a historian, a genealogist and had a passion for flowers and gardening.

Richard loved his hometown of Gray Court and had served on the Town Council. He was a friend to all.

A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 3:00 PM in the Gray Court City Cemetery with Rev. James Manning and Rev. Phil Cook officiating. Calling hours will be Friday, July 10th from 2:00 – 6:00 PM at Cannon Funeral Home for those that would like to come by the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to: Gray Court First Baptist Church, PO Box 348, Gray Court, SC 29645 or to the Gray Court Owings Historical Society, PO Box 272, Gray Court, SC.

Condolences to the family of Richard Baxter Taylor, Jr.

  • The Gray Court Area Fire Dept. would like to send our condolences in the loss of Mr. Taylor. May God give peace and comfort to his friends and family during this difficult time .

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