Willie M. Taylor, 62


Willie M. Taylor, 62, of Millsboro, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2007, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. He was a former owner of Tri-state Mobile Home Supply for 22 years. He was a United States Army veteran who served in Vietnam and was a member of the American Legion Post 24 in Dagsboro. Taylor had been in the Virginia National Guard for 12 years prior to moving to Delaware and was a former member of the Millsboro Chamber of Commerce, the Lions Club and F.O.P. Auxiliary. He enjoyed having cookouts and cooking, and loved animals. He will be remembered as a very generous person always willing to lend a hand.

Taylor was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Quinnie Grimsly Taylor; and a brother, Frank Taylor. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Patricia L. Taylor; children, Joe Taylor and his wife Mary of Cheraw, S.C., the Rev. Robert L. Smith and his wife Patricia of Cleveland, Tenn., Ronald L. Smith and his wife Etta of Lynchburg, Va., Ricky L. Smith and his wife Debra of Monroe, Va., Rayna Low and her husband David of Hoffman Estates, Ill., Raymie L. Miller and her husband Roger of Millsboro, and Sara A. Zarea of Mesa, Ariz.; a brother, Gerald Taylor and his wife Rena of Florence, S.C.; and sisters, Ruby Legette, Shelby Watts, Eva Mae Gaddy, and Doris Emanuel, all of Dillon, S.C.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled for Monday, July 2, 2007, with interment to be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions may be made to the Tunnel Cancer Center, 424 Savannah Rd., Lewes DE 19958.