John Stephen “Steve” Taylor, 68, died Monday at his home with his family. He was born in Wake County to the late James Joe & Lula Strickland Taylor. He managed a pawn shop for many years as well as being an exterminator. He was a tough sweet man with a good sense of humor who fought a long battle with heart troubles. Steve thought more of his family than anything else in the world and has now gone to his Heavenly home.
He is survived by his wife & best friend, Ursula Woisky Taylor of the home, sons, Tim Taylor (Melissa) of Wake Forest, Todd Taylor of Benson, stepson, Christopher Utke (Chandra) of Wake Forest, siblings, Earl Taylor (Doris) of Zebulon, JoAnn Williams (Jackie) of Wendell, Lula Mae Schulz (Paul) of Rolesville, Jerri Johnson (Bucky) of Middlesex, grandchildren, Trace Taylor, Cody Taylor, Blake Taylor, Chloe Taylor, Caleb Utke, many loving nieces & nephews.
Flowers welcomed or memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Funeral service 3 pm, Thursday, Strickland Funeral Home Chapel, 211 W. Third St. Wendell. Visitation 1:30 pm – 3 pm, prior to the service & other times at the home of Earl Taylor. Burial, Greenmount Cemetery. www.stricklandfuneral.com