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Visitation information
Knollwood Baptist Church
330 Knollwood Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27104
Friday, Jan 12, 2018
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Service information
Knollwood Baptist Church
330 Knollwood Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27104
Friday, Jan 12, 2018
11 a.m.
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Interment information
Oakwood Cemetery
Raleigh, NC
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Henry Anderson Taylor
Aug 28, 1927 - Jan 02, 2018
Henry Anderson Taylor died on January 2, 2018 at Salemtowne Retirement Community where he and his wife have lived for the past six years. Born in Raleigh at the home of his parents, Cary Buxton Taylor and Theodora Anderson Taylor, Henry graduated from Broughton High School in 1945, and attended the University of North Carolina for one year before joining the U.S. Army. He served in the Signal Corps in occupied Japan. Returning home, he enrolled at North Carolina State University, graduating with a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1951. Shortly after graduation, he married his college sweetheart, Jean Valette Taylor and the Taylors moved to Greensboro, where Henry began an association with Carolina Steel Corporation which would last 40 years.

He became production manager for Carolina Steel’s Salem Steel Company in Winston-Salem in 1956. He was proud of the work of Salem Steel, which fabricated steel for highways and bridges as well as buildings such as Knollwood Baptist Church, Forsyth Hospital, Winston Tower, Wake Forest University’s Wait Chapel and University Corporate Center, the former R.J. Reynolds World Headquarters. He retired as Salem Steel’s plant manager in 1991.

A charter member of Knollwood Baptist Church, Henry served in many capacities, especially associated with building and maintenance of the facilities. He also participated in mission trips to repair housing in Appalachia, and coordinated efforts of the church to build a house for a local family.

Henry was a "do it yourself" devotee before the term was invented! He was adept at carpentry, bricklaying, tile setting, as well as wallpaper hanging and painting. He could repair almost anything! He enjoyed gardening, playing cards, swimming, sailing, traveling and especially cherished his time at Sunset Beach with family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Henry was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Buck and Margaret Taylor. He is survived by his wife, Jean, of 66 years, and his children and their spouses: Elizabeth and Gil Rubio of Durham, Reade Taylor and Frank Smith of Winston-Salem, Hank and Mary Ellen Taylor of Raleigh, and John Taylor of Washington, DC. Also surviving are grandchildren, Rachel, Matthew, and Anna Taylor as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Knollwood Baptist Church on Friday, January 12 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will follow the service in the church Fellowship Hall. Memorial gifts may be given to Centenary Methodist Church, 646 W. 5th St., PO Box 658, Winston-Salem, NC 27102 for Daybreak Respite Care or to Knollwood Baptist Church, 330 Knollwood St., Winston-Salem, NC 27104 for the Celebration Fund. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Westerly Place and Salem Square at Salemtowne for their loving care for Henry during his illness.

Online condolences may be made through www.salemfh.com.
 
 
 
 
Condolences
Mary Ann Sensebaugh
Reade and Frank and family, I am saying a prayer for all of you at this sad time. It is nice to know Henry is in a peaceful place. Again I am thinking of you and saying a prayer for you.
 
 
Brenda Thompson
Reade, I'm so sorry to hear of the death of your father. We miss seeing you in Greensboro.
 
 
Linda Stroupe
Reade, I that your father was a highly talented man who lived life to the fullest. I am sorry that I did not know him. Sending love to you as you grieve and remember your father this week. Hugs, Linda
 
 
Paige Morgan-Foy
Sending lots of prayers for strength and peace. I had the joy of knowing Henry through the DAYBreak-Respite Care program at Centenary. He attended my exercise classes. Henry was such a happy person who seemed to love participating in each exercise! His actions and reactions in our class reminded me of my grandfather so very much. I loved being around him!Thank you so much for sharing him with all of us at Daybreak. Please know he was loved very much by all of us. <3 Paige
 
 
 
 
 
 

         

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