HIGH POINT- Evin F. “Joney” Taylor, 98, died Friday, July 12, 2013 at his residence with his loving family by his side. He was the husband of the late Eulala Marion Taylor who preceded him in 1995.
Mr. Taylor was born on December 30, 1914 in East Bend, NC a son of the late Elisha David and Mentora (Blakley) Taylor, where he spent most of his life. Prior to moving to High Point in 1938 with his wife, who he married the year before, he lived in the Sandy Hills of NC. He retired from Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. after 39 years of employment.
He was the oldest Charter Member of Conrad Memorial Baptist Church.
Mr. Taylor is survived by a son; Charles Monroe Taylor and his wife, Margaret of Gaston, SC; two daughters, Martha Jane Taylor Moody of High Point; and Brenda Carolyn Taylor Rorer and her husband, Wayne of High Point; 8 grandchildren, Lynn Summerlin and her husband, John of Idaho, Kenneth Taylor and his wife, Kathleen of Jacksonville, Florida, Kevin Taylor and his wife, Celestrial of Singapore, Penny Taylor of New Bern, David Anthony Moody and his wife, Norma of Ft. Worth, Texas, Mark Ryan Moody and his wife, Vicky of Panama City, Florida, Lolita Renee Kennedy and her husband, Don of Asheboro, and Frankye Denese White of Mocksville ; four great grandchildren, Courtney “C. J.” Foster of High Point, Cheyenne White of Mocksville, Mellisa Hughes and her husband, Brian and their future son, Jaxs of Ft. Worth, TX, and Taylor Moody of Panama City, Florida; four step great grandchildren; a brother Willie Henderson Taylor and his wife, Janice of Supply; a sister Minnie Ruth Wright of Thomasville; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Coy Monroe Taylor, Charles Jackson Taylor, and Luke James Taylor.
A celebration of life service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2013 at the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, 1015 Eastchester Drive, High Point, with the Rev. Jeanette Robertson officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
A special thanks to Hospice of the Piedmont, especially Carol Ann Robles who made the families’ live easier.