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TaylorBSILVER CREEK:  Billy A. Taylor, 82, of Bennett State Road, Silver Creek, passed away Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020, peacefully in his home with his family by his side.  He was born in the Town of Hanover, on June 14, 1938, the son of the late Edward and Marion (Rater) Taylor.

He was an apple & grape farmer for over 50 years, owning the former B. Taylor & Sons of Silver Creek, for 43 years along with previously operating farms in the town of Sheridan.  Billy hauled grapes to Welch Foods and was the Silver Creek Grape Festival Grape King for 2 years in a row.  He was a great husband, father and grandfather.  Billy enjoyed traveling, making people laugh and spending time with family.

Survivors include three sons Mark (Andrea) Taylor, of Fort Myers, FL; Bradley (Debbie) Taylor, of Silver Creek; Matthew (Taunia) Taylor, of Atlanta, GA; a daughter, Brenda (Wayne Brustad) Taylor, of Bradenton, FL; and a brother, Warren (Karen) Taylor.  Also surviving are eighteen grandchildren- Lexus, Riley, Justin, Brielyn, Caitlin, Jennifer, Brian, Bradley, Jackie, Lorenzo, Quala, Desmond, Jazmyne, Julyana, Justin, Micah, Marcus & Matthew, ten great grandchildren Malachi, Elijah, Emersyn, Bryce, Vincent, Sayda, Bexley, Kendall, Reagan & Zachary and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Shirley E. (Mason) Taylor, whom he married on August 21, 1961 in Baltimore, MD and who died December 1, 2019, two sons Billy A. Taylor, Jr. & Steven Taylor, a daughter Susan Taylor and three brothers Marshall, Richard & Wayne Taylor.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville Friday evening from 7-9 PM from where Funeral Services will be held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock with Rev. Michael Leamon, pastor of Christ Chapel Wesleyan Church, Silver Creek, officiating.  Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Silver Creek.  Covid-19 restrictions will be observed, masks are required and occupancy is limited to 33% (approximately 50 people in the funeral home at a time).  To post condolences or memories go to

1 Comment on Obituary Notice – Billy A. Taylor

  1. kristine denecke says:

    Brad I am so sorry for your loss. He isn’t suffering anymore and he will look out for you from Heaven. God bless you and your family at this difficult time. Krissy

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