Jack Taylor, age 83, of Marion passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Burke Hospice and Palliative Care in Valdese. Jack was a native of Yancey County and was born on March 3, 1936. He was the last of seven children born to the late Rich Taylor and Chloe Silver Taylor. Jack was preceded in death by a daughter Angela DePaiva.
Jack retired from American Thread Company as a supervisor after 46 years. He was a happy go lucky man who had a goal of lightening up anybody’s day that he came in contact with. Before Jack became ill he could be found on a golf course and was a member of the Marion Lake Club. A true outdoorsman, he also enjoyed spending his leisure time fishing. Jack had a passion for music and was a musician. He played the piano, even after his stroke stopped him from using his right hand. All of the staff at Autumn Care of Drexel complimented his skillfulness of playing with just his left hand. Most of all, his children and grandchildren were the most significant part of his life.
Jack is survived by four children, Dr. Mark Ross and wife Diane of Butler, TN, Terri Fussell of Lake Wales, FL, Lazette Welch and husband Tim of Jacksonville, FL, and Christy Taylor of Old Fort, NC; six grandchildren, Chloe Ross, Christopher Cantey, Ryan Cantey, Travis Cantey, Joshua Fussell and Jenni Fussell; and one great grandson, Austin Fussell.
A service will be held at a later date.
The family wants to thank the Nurses, CNA’s and staff of Autumn Care of Drexel for their many years of dedication to Jack.