Mr. Rickey Ray Taylor, 51, a resident of 304 River Ave. near Junior, departed this life early Tuesday morning, March 26, 2013, at his home. He had been in declining health, but death was unexpected.
He was born Sept. 12, 1961, at Elkins, a son of the late Carl Lewis and Edna Irene Cutright.
On Jan. 26, 1983, he was united in marriage to the former Peggy Jean Knapp, who survives at their home.
He is survived by two daughters, Ashley Ann Taylor and Sarah Marie Taylor, both at home. Other survivors include his mother-in-law and father-in-law, William E. Knapp Sr. and Mary Ann Knapp; three sisters, Mary Ellen Pharis and husband, Michael, of Junior, Linda Lou Taylor of Junior and Carlene Kay Riffle and husband, Mike, of Junior. Also surviving are one grandson, Patrick Scott Cleavenger; several nieces and nephews; and a whole host of friends.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Taylor.
Rickey attended the schools of Barbour County and before becoming disabled was employed by Elkins Iron and Metal Works. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and camper and was a Pentecostal by faith.
Friends will be received from Talbott Funeral Home in Belington Thursday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the funeral hour, when final rites will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with Pastor Junior Mayle officiating. Interment will follow in Trinity Cemetery near Belington.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the family to help with final expenses. Condolences can be made to the family at www.talbottfuneralhome.com. Talbott funeral home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Rickey Ray Taylor.