Chester Winfield Taylor, Jr. MD

December 24, 1937 - March 8, 2012
Chester Winfield Taylor, Jr. MD


Dr. Chester W. Taylor, Jr. died March 8, 2012. He was born Dec. 24, 1937 in Castle Hayne, NC and was the son of the late Chester W. and Rose Mason Taylor.

Dr. Taylor received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina and was board certified in psychiatry after completing his training at Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg, Virginia, Boston Hospital, and Harvard University. He served as an officer and psychiatrist in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. Dr. Taylor was Chief of the Windward Mental Health Clinics in Hawaii for 25 years before returning to Wilmington to retire.

He is survived by one son, Chester W. Taylor, III of Wilmington.

A graveside service for Dr. Taylor will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum in Wilmington, NC.

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  • March 12, 2012
    Dr. and Mrs. Rolin F. Barrett, Sr. says:
    We send our love and sympathy to Chet's family. Chet was a dear and marvelously gifted classmate. May his soul rest in peace and joy. Rolin and Dixie Barrett

  • March 12, 2012
    Jack Fales-McPhail says:
    I enjouyed visiting with Chet at the 50th reunion of our NHHS class re-union, for i had not seen him since college at UNC. I remember him as a bright, quiet, and friendly man. I regret that he is gone and that i won't be there for his memorial service. Jack

  • March 14, 2012
    Susan Parsons Davis says:
    I was a classmate of Chet's at NHHS. I remember him as a quiet, friendly boy who was a good student. He achieved much in his lifetime, and I know his family and friends will miss him. May you all find the peace and comfort you need as you go through this difficult time. God Bless.

  • September 08, 2012
    Jeanette Taylor says:
    I was your father's girlfriend in high school. We met in National Honor Society my junion year and dated until I graduated. I knew he had med school ahead and came west but never forgot him and his wonderful mind. In 1995 I heard from him. I was divorced and we wrote awhile but never talked. He cheered me on to go to China and work for 4 years. I will always cherish our past. He was so healthy in 1995. I am shocked that he is gone. My love to you all. He was so proud of his son.