On November 24th, Danny Ray Taylor, was received into the arms of Jesus.
Born in Beckley, he was the son of Grant and Mary Wickline Taylor. Having grown up in Allen Junction, he lived most of his life in the Beckley area. Danny worked as a coal miner and was a licensed electrician. As a miner, he was a local union leader and his concern for and support of miners continued until his death.
In his healthier days, Danny was an avid hunter and fisherman. His love for fishing and hunting were superseded only by his love for his one and only child, Angelia Taylor Mullins. Never a day went by without his mentioning her.
Everyone who knew Danny would readily admit that he would literally "give the shirt off his back" to anyone in need. If Danny was your friend, you had a loyal friendship. A 1968 graduate of Mullens High School, he enjoyed reuniting with old friends at the Mullens Senior Center.
In addition to Angelia (Edmond), he is survived by his granddaughter Holly and great granddaughter Bella, brother Dr. Franklin Taylor (Patti), Jacksonville Beach, FL, sisters Shirley, Jacksonville, FL, and Danese (Bob), Middletown, DE, 15 wonderful nieces and nephews, one of whom he thought of as a brother, Dr. Chuck Combs, Denton, TX.
Danny was preceded in death by brothers Ransome, Jack (Geneva), Thomas (Ester), Grant and Robert and sisters Elizabeth (James) and Virginia (Bob).
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, November 29 at Tankersley Funeral Home in Mullens.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the National Adrenal Disease Foundation (NADF). They also want to thank those who befriended Danny with special thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Harry Williams and also Becky.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tankersleyfh.com.
The family of Danny Taylor is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.
Published on November 27, 2017