Funeral Director, Farmer, Family Man
by Mike Roknick
Whenever anyone talks about (Lowell) Gary Taylor, the first thing they remember about him is the love he had for his family. Although he held many interests – such as business, hunting and farming – family was first in his mind and heart. Born in Wayne County, North Carolina, to the late Esther Daniels and Raymond W. Taylor, Gary grew up out in the country at Hood Swamp, NC, just outside of Goldsboro. Ray Taylor worked for Motor Bearings Co. Battery Co. while Esther was a clerk at the Diana Shop in downtown Goldsboro and also served as a sitter for the elderly. His family could only have a very modest lifestyle.