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Howard Arthur "Buck" Taylor

Howard Arthur "Buck" Taylor
  • August 16, 1928 - November 7, 2019
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • Nick Price Foundation
    110 Plymouth Avenue
    Charleston, SC 29412

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“I was heart broken to see the death notice of my former boss, Howard "Buck" Taylor. He was truly a wonderful person to work with at Family Court. He...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Hazel S Smalls - Charleston, SC

“All I can say is they'll never ever be another "Buck" Taylor. He was gracious and so compassionate to give me an opportunity to work for him in...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Audrey Lisbon - Charleston, SC

“I worked for my uncle, Mitch Graham, when I finished school. Buck was there as his investigator. I learned a lot about the law from Buck. I loved...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Mimi Scharf - Charleston, SC

“Buck Taylor was a great friend for many years. I remember when he was at the Mitch Graham law firm. His kindness in helping me with my career in law...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: BUCK SPRAGUE - CHARLESTON, SC

“Buck was a terrific and dedicated public servant. It was my privilege to have worked with him. He will certainly be missed. Buck and his family are...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Charlie Condon - SC

“What a wonderful person and friend for so many years to my Mama and Daddy (Pinky & Paul) and to me. I will miss seeing him at Christmas and our...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Gwen Taylor - Vinton, VA

“Buck was one of a kind: a gentleman, funny, and always looked out for young lawyers who didn't have the slightest idea of what they were doing in the...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Frank McCann - Charleston, SC

“A kinder southern gentleman you will never find. Every day at the clerks office with Buck Taylor was such a pleasure it did not seem like work....Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Winifred White Dworschak

“I am so sorry for your loss! Having lost my father so early in life, I never knew he was a private investigator for my fathers law firm. I knew my...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Susan Graham - Charleston, SC

“Buck was a real gentleman with a huge heart. His sense of humor and big smile will always be remembered and dearly missed. Prayers for the Taylor...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Diane Pysh - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Condolences and prayers to all the family and friends. What a wonderful life he lived. We hope in time the wonderful memories will ease your pain of...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Lisa Weaver - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Julia Herns - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“To all of Buck's family: you are in my thoughts and prayers. I lost my mom this year; she shared a birthday with Buck - August 16th. Thank you for...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Sherry Martschink - Summerville, SC

“My condolences to all the family. Thinking of you and hopes of Peace and Love.. An Angel for sure now reunited with Your Mom! What a lovely family. &...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Lynn Ward - Mt Pleasant, SC


Howard Arthur "Buck" Taylor, 91, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of the late Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Taylor passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019 surrounded by his loving family and dear friends, Rene and Dan Severns and Shirley Lorick.

Buck was born August 16, 1928 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of the late Howard Arthur Taylor and the late Catherine Brittle Taylor. He graduated from Charleston High School and due to the untimely death of his father, he went to work for the Charleston County Police Department to help support his family.

Buck was a desk sergeant for two years and then walked a "beat" on Spruill Avenue, and oh the stories he could tell! He later became a private investigator for the law firm of Rittenburg, Seymour and Graham. His interest in law enforcement and at the urging of his friends, he ran for the office of Clerk of Court for Charleston County.

Buck was elected Clerk of Court in 1968 and held that position for 24 years until his retirement in 1993. As Clerk of Court he was very active in the South Carolina Association of Counties and served as president for one term.

Buck was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and taking his family boating and on Sunday afternoon picnics. He looked forward to his weekly card games and amazingly he always won or broke even! When Buck wanted to relax he would read, do cross word puzzles or enjoy his favorite - Milky Ways and ice cream! In 1956, Buck and a few friends created the East Cooper Outboard Motor Club located on Goldbug Island of which he was the last living charter member.

Buck is survived by "three girls", Vyonne Taylor Metz (Chris) of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Ruth Taylor of North Charleston, SC and Catherine Taylor Tezza (Bob)of Irmo, SC. He has six grandchildren, Beth Ancone (Chris), Kevin Nielson (Laura), Taylor Woodie (Sean), Katie Hiott (Ashley), Vyonne Tezza and Kristen Watson (Andrew). Buck also had eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth "Betty" Taylor, his father, Howard Arthur Taylor, his mother, Catherine Brittle Taylor and a brother, Julian Thomas Taylor.

His Funeral Service will be held Monday, November 18, 2019 in J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road at 11:00 am. Inurnment will be private. The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 17, 2019 in the Mount Pleasant Chapel from 5:00 until 7:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Nick Price Foundation, 110 Plymouth Avenue, Charleston, SC 29412 (843-452-9628)