Billy Taylor

Hurricane, WV

Billy Taylor

Billy Ray “Bill” Taylor, 83 of Hurricane went home to be with the Lord on March 22, 2021 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was born February 26, 1938 and was a 1957 Graduate of South Charleston High School.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bonnie Taylor.

Bill will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Ruth Taylor, sister, Phyllis Dent, and his children Rick Taylor, Tammy Taylor and Tina Colletti. He was the step father to Timothy Naylor and Tracie Martin. He was the grandfather of Andrew Taylor, Mariah Naylor, Gabrielle Martin, Adam Taylor, Alex Taylor and Joshua Colletti as well as two great-grandchildren.

Bill was always remembered for his wonderful stories and his love for the Lord. He also was known for his passion for the Lion’s Club of South Charleston and was known to be a proud WVU fan.

Family and close friends are welcomed to celebrate Bill’s life on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 11:00 am at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, in the upper mausoleum chapel. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at 10am at the cemetery.

Please follow all recommended guidelines from the Governor and local health department by practicing social distancing and wearing of masks for your safety and for the safety of others.

Memories may be shared by visiting and selecting his obituary. Arrangements are in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.

4 replies
  1. Barbara Snyder says:

    All we will sorely miss Bill. Most all of remember hi m from grade school. He helped me a few years ago save the binding on a white leather bound bible.
    Pax Wobiscum, Bill

  2. Joan Meyers says:

    Mr. Taylor was a dear friend of my dad, Pat Thomasson from their Carbide days. After retirement they frequently went out to lunch together. He was such a nice man! Sincere condolences to his family!

  3. Pat Stanton says:

    I was sad to read of Bill’s passing. I knew him when I worked in Energy Systems Engr. at Carbide and for several years after retirement, when our group enjoyed gathering for lunch from time to time. I’ll always remember Bill with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye. He loved to tell stories and to laugh, and was a very congenial, likable guy. He loved his family and spoke of them often. They are very much in my thoughts at this sad time, as I offer my sincere condolences on Bill’s loss.

  4. John Farry says:

    Tammy, Rick and Tina,
    Sorry to hear about your Dad passing away. You all are in the Farry family prayers. Stay strong and be there for each other. I have said it before but I mean this Your Dad was one of the reasons South Charleston WV was a great place to grow up.. I am thinking and keeping you all in my prayers.

    John Farry
    Wilmington, NC

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  • Friday, March 26
  • 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Commital Service

  • Friday, March 26
  • 11:00 AM