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Mr. Stephen Charles “Steve” Taylor Sr.
Kennedy-Brannen Funeral Homes, Metter Chapel
Mr. Stephen Charles “Steve” Taylor Sr.
METTER -- Mr. Stephen Charles “Steve” Taylor Sr., 75, of Metter, passed away Wednesday morning, October 24, 2018, at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah after a brief illness.
    Mr. Taylor was born on January 31, 1943, to Mr. Colan Charles and Mrs. Myra Cowart Taylor and lived in this area all his life.
    He was a 1960 graduate of the Metter High School and attended Georgia Southern College. He also graduated cum laude from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.
    He worked with his father for many years at Taylor Funeral Home in Metter, Ga., and was a partner with Taylor & Bird Nursing Home, Inc., for many years.
    He served as mayor of Metter, Ga., from 1987-1990, was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Metter, Metter Jaycees and former president of Metter Rotary Club, where he was a Paul Harris Fellow.
    He was a Master Mason and former Worshipful Master of Metter Masonic Lodge #435 and recently received his 50-year pin and was a Shriner.
    Steve was an outdoor enthusiast and enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating, being a pilot, scuba diver, enjoyed snow skiing, golfing, photography, traveling in Europe, the United States, Canada and Mexico in his motor home. He was a HAM radio operator and enjoyed spending time at Shellman Bluff.
    He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. Colan Charles and Mrs. Myra Cowart Taylor.
    He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Betty Hale Taylor of Metter; a son, Stephen Charles Taylor Jr. (Tori) of Metter; a daughter, Susanne Elizabeth Taylor of Metter; granddaughters, Tatum Caroline Taylor and Emma Lawton Taylor, both of Metter; a sister, Vicki Taylor Bird (Billy) of Lake Oconee, Ga.; nephew, Ricky Mercer (Jennifer) of Metter; nieces, Dana Bird Clutter (Bart) of Alpharetta, Ga.; and Shannon Mercer Laird (JR) of Metter. Several great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
    The funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday morning, October 27, 2018, in the Metter Chapel of Kennedy-Brannen Funeral Homes with the Rev. Randall Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Lake Cemetery.
    Pallbearers will be Bud Harrison, Ronald Cardell, Phillip Waters, Rob Bowen, Boyd Johnson and Billy Trapnell.
    In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to Masonic Children’s Home of Georgia, P.O Box 4183, Macon, GA 31208.
    Kennedy-Brannen Funeral Homes, Metter Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Statesboro Herald, October 27, 2018
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