Ray is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (“Beth”) Padgett Taylor, his children, Kristopher T. Taylor, son; J. Dylan West, stepson; Aren M. West, stepson, all of Batesburg, SC.; his Father, Thomas (“Tommy”) R. Taylor, Sr., of Aiken, Sister, Joyce Lynn M. (David) Snelgrove, of Warrenville; Brothers, Thomas D. “Whitt” (Shelby) Taylor, Luther Glenn (Stacy) Taylor, of Aiken, One nephew, Quinn Taylor, of Aiken; Three nieces, Lily Taylor, Abigail Taylor, Keeley Taylor, all of Aiken, and his beloved cat, Squishy. Ray was pre-deceased by his Mother, Joyce W. Taylor and his Sister, Sharon Taylor.
Ray attended Bonham Academy, W. Wyman King Academy, and Batesburg – Leesville Schools, He worked as a welder at Carlisle and was later self-employed in maintenance. Ray was a Christian and worshipped in his own way. He enjoyed collecting and selling anything from comics, cards, to antiques/collectibles. He enjoyed cars, preferring classic Mustangs and Fox bodies.
The memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, October 13th, at 4:00 p.m., at Kedron Baptist Church (233 Kedron Church Rd., Aiken, SC 29805), with Pastor Brad Willis officiating.
Anyone wishing to make memorials may make them to non-profit organization; Purry Paws Rescue, Inc. of Lexington, SC at PurryPawsRescue.org or Friends of the Animal Shelter at FotasAiken.org