Richard Allen Taylor

April 16, 1959 - March 1, 2021
Richard Allen Taylor


Richard Allen Taylor, age 61 of Carolina Beach passed away on Monday March 1, 2021.

He was born in Wilmington, N.C. on April 16, 1959. He graduated from John T. Hoggard High School with the class of 1977. After attending Western Carolina University, and obtaining an electronics degree from Cape Fear Community College, he had a long career in the installation and repair of Fiber Optics with SIECOR. He later became an independent contractor and the owner of Taylor Communications in Greensboro, NC. After retiring, he showcased his talents as a Handyman and Mechanic. He renovated condominiums and skillfully maintained many of those at his long-term residence on Elm Street in Greensboro. He also enjoyed spending time at auto sales and salvage or just tinkering in the garage with his brother. He was always proud to have “fixed the unfixable.” Richard will be remembered for always lending an ear or a helping hand to those in need and never meeting a stranger.

Richard will be welcomed into heaven by his father, Robert Arnold Taylor; older brother, Robert “Bob” A. Taylor, Jr.; and the love of his life, Cheryl Lowell.

He is survived by his mother, Florence Johnson Watson and stepfather, Guy Watson of Charlotte, N.C.; brother, Albert Taylor, wife Chelle and their children Alexandria and Jacob, all of Carolina Beach, N.C.; stepbrother Craig Watson, wife Anna (Cheraw, S.C) and their children Kyle, Savannah, Mckenzie and Will. He Also leaves behind the daughter of his heart, Jessica Lowell Peake, husband William Peake Jr. (High Point, N.C), and their children CJ and Gage.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Martha’s Kitchen First Baptist Church 409 N Lake Park Blvd Carolina Beach, NC 28428 or the charity of your choice.

Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held 2 pm Friday, March 12, 2021 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel led by Certified Life Celebrant Linda Register. His urn will be buried at Oakdale Cemetery.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington,NC 28403 910-791-9099

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  • March 08, 2021
    Lawrence & Betty Mathews lit a candle:
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  • March 09, 2021
    Deborah Bain says:
    Richard was my nephew and my friend. I cannot say enough "good" and "fun" things about Richard. He was always the life of the party. He was always smiling and thinking of something to put a smile on your face. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was someone you liked having around, anytime, any place. I always looked forward to seeing Richard and talking with him on the phone.. I am devastated by the loss of him. I will always remember him and he will live on in my heart, forever. I am praying for his Mom, Florence, his Step Dad, Guy, Brothers, Albert and Craig and families and all of his many friends, that God will give them the strength they need to get through this and go forward. As difficult as its going to be not to be sad, I know Richard would not want any of us to be sad. My love to you all! Deborah Bain

  • March 12, 2021
    Terry Hunter says:
    About 50 years ago our families met camping and quickly became friends. From the start it was obvious that Richard wanted to know what made items work. He took life wide open not wanting to miss anything it had to offer. Richard attracted people of all ages with his personality and loving spirit. When Richard would leave your home he left everyone smiling and chuckling. Our hearts go out to Florence and the family. I'm sure Richard will hear the words of our savior, "Well done thy good and faithful servant!" We miss you Richard but you left our world a much better place!

  • March 14, 2021
    Jerry Nelson lit a candle:
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