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Guy Frank Taylor, Jr.

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“Dear Kurt and family, it is so very hard to loose a parent and grandfather. As the strong figure in our life it is crippling to move on without them!...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Kay Hyman - North charleston, SC

“My condolences to Laura and all of the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
2 of 18 | Posted by: Nancy Galloway

“D, Bonne and family so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you for you and your family. ”
3 of 18 | Posted by: Pat Garoppo - Mt Pleasant, SC

“Lynda and I share in the loss of a dear friend and classmate of NCHS 53.We will cherish all the memories of dinners, reunions and reunion planning...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: David Brown - Friend

“Kurt and Family ~ So sorry to hear of this huge loss for your family. Praying for you as you move through these next days and the coming years...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Tammy Stapleton McKelvey - Canton, MI

“Kurt, Melody and Family I am so sorry to learn of your Father's passing. You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Sally McDuffie - Isle of Palms, SC

“Laura, Dee,Kurt, and Mindy, Bill and I are so sorry about the passing of Guy. He was a treasured friend. And our connection goes way back. Guy...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Elaine Schupp - Isle of Palms, SC

“The Taylor Family,I am so sorry for Guy's passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. I used to stop and talk to Guy in front of his house, where...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Raymond Wright - Charleston, SC

“Guy was a great friend,I will miss him more than words can express. ”
9 of 18 | Posted by: RICK LINVILLE - Family Friend

“We will miss you but never forget you. ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: Carl (J.R.) and Connie Meynardie - SC

Laura and Guy “You will always be missed but never forgotten. ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: Carl (J.R.) and Connie Meynardie - SC

“Frank picked Guy up to get a battery for his boat after Hugo and he always treated us as friends. We are so sorry for the family's loss ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: Frank and Sue Adams - Charleston, SC

“How lucky I was to count Guy Taylor as my friend. Though distanced by time, Big Guy was and will always be one of the most stand-up individuals I...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Mark Williams - Forest Acres, SC

“A true gentleman. We served on the Board of Directors of CTAR together. ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: David Jaffee - Charleston, SC

“I am so sorry for your loss. Guy was the epitome of a public servant, dedicated family man and mentor to so many of us. Were it not for his...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: SANDY DEWITTE FERENCZ - SC

“Kurt,Stanley and I are thinking of you and your family at this sad time. We extend our condolences to you and your family. I will be out of town and...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Eileen Chepenik - Charleston, SC

“Dan & I are so sorry. He and Laura have been a joy to us this past year and we will surely miss him. Prayers for the family that God will heal your...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: BarBara Reynolds - Isle of Palms, SC

“I new Guy from our conversations on Wednesday night's at the German Friendly Society. He was always pleasant and fun to be associated with. He...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Joe Eigner - Charleston, SC


Entered into eternal rest on June. 26, 2017 Guy F. Taylor, Jr. of the Isle of Palms, SC. Son of the late Hazel Hoppers Taylor and Guy F. Taylor, Sr., a longtime North Charleston physician. He was born on August 7, 1935 in Citron, Alleghany County, NC. The family moved to North Charleston as his father was recruited by Roper Hospital to come to Charleston to practice medicine. Mr. Taylor graduated from North Charleston High School, and attended Emory University in Atlanta, GA, where he met the love of his life, Laura Dryden Taylor, of Kingsport, TN. Guy and Laura moved to Kingsport, where he worked for Tennessee Eastman Company from 1961 To 1985. They moved to the Isle of Palms in 1985, where Guy spent the remainder of his life. He served as a charter member of the Isle of Palms Planning Commission and for ten years thereafter, four as chairman. He also served fourteen years on the Isle of Palms Board of Zoning Appeals, six years as chairman. He also was a member of the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments Board and the Charleston County School District Construction Advisory Board. He was a former owner of Century 21 The Atlantic Group of the Isle of Palms as a licensed SC Real Estate Broker. He is a former president of the Isle of Palms Exchange Club, and member of the Kingsport Jaycees and Kiwanis Club. He was a member of the Kingsport Citizens Advisory Council, and Chair of the joint North Carolina-Tennessee committee which worked to determine the route of Interstate 26 between Asheville, NC and Johnson City, TN. Locally, Mr. Taylor was a proud member of the German Friendly Society, the American Legion, the East Cooper Republican Club and former member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Ft. Sumter Camp. A veteran of the US Army from the Cuban Missile Crisis, Mr. Taylor instilled in his children a love of country, an overarching love for family, and an American's preference for public service. He believed in duty and honor, as well, embodying Robert E. Lee's great quote, "Duty is the sublimest word in the English Language. One should always seek to do his duty. One cannot do more, and should never ascribe to do less. Taylor is survived by his wife of sixty years, Laura Dryden Taylor of the Isle of Palms, son Dryden "Dee" Taylor (Bonne) of Mt. Pleasant, a sixteen year member of the Isle of Palms City Council, Kurt Taylor (Melody) of North Charleston, a fourteen year member of the North Charleston City Council and retired Charleston County Administrator, Melinda "Mendy" Taylor Gowder (Andrew) of Mt. Pleasant, granddaughters Kinley Britt Taylor Reeves (Nic) of Chapel Hill, NC, Lauren Alby Taylor Waddell (Drew) of Mt. Pleasant and Laura Katherine Taylor of North Charleston, Grandsons Whittaker Grey Gowder of Savannah, GA and Benjamin Nicholas Taylor of North Charleston. The family will receive friends at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL from 6:30 until 8:00 o'clock on Thursday, June 29. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to send donations to Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Road, North Charleston, SC 29406. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com.