Wayne Taylor

Obituary of Wayne Luther Taylor

Chaplain Colonel (Ret.) Wayne Luther Taylor, widower of Barbara Ann McElveen Taylor, died on Wednesday July 25, 2018. He was 91 years old.  Born in Parrish, Alabama, he was a son of the late James Taylor and Maude Baker Taylor.


Mr. Taylor was a longtime member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church.  He was a U.S. Air Force Chaplain and, in his retirement, served as a science teacher at East Clarendon High School and Central Carolina Technical College, and supported United Methodist churches in South Carolina.


Surviving are one son, Wayne L. Taylor, Jr. of Rock Hill, one daughter, Geni Taylor Brame and husband Bobby of Columbia and three grandchildren - Jamie, Charlie and Anna Brame. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Nell Taylor and Patricia Downer.


A memorial service will be held at 11am on August 8th, 2018 in the sanctuary at Main Street United Methodist Church, 1830 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina, 29201. The interment will be held at Fort Jackson National Cemetery with full military honors at 1pm.  Rev. Tiffany Knowlin of Wesley United Methodist Church will officiate at both services. The family will receive friends immediately after the memorial service at Main Street United Methodist Church.


Memorials may be made to the capital building fund at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1725 Gervais Street, Columbia South Carolina 29201.


On-line condolences may be sent to www. sumterfunerals.com


Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.