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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