John “Jay” William Taylor, 70, of Newport, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2020, at Carteret Health Care.
His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, September 14, 2020, at Munden Funeral Home, officiated by Pastor Pat Gorman. Interment will follow at Broad Creek Community Cemetery. Friends are welcome to attend the service. For those unable to attend, the family invites you to view the webcasting of the service through his obituary page on Munden Funeral Home’s website. In keeping with the CDC guidelines pertaining to the Coronavirus, those who are ill or at-risk (elderly, immune-compromised) are encouraged to stay home. Additionally, there will be a limit to the number of people in the building at one time, as well, those who attend will be asked to bring and wear a protective mask. Help us honor the family while practicing safe measures. Friends are also encouraged to leave words of comfort to the family through the website.
Jay was born on February 5, 1950, to Charles and Christine Taylor of Morehead City, N.C. There he lived with his parents, sister, Bonnie Ann, a loving Grandma Addie and Granddad Lloyd until they moved to their new home in the Broad Creek Community where is his loving Grandma Victoria and Granddad Windust resided. Jay became a member of the Broad Creek Methodist Church. He married Helen Gibson, from Bogue, and they have two children Christy and Bryan. They became residents of the Broad Creek Community until they moved to family property in the Bogue Community in 1984 along side of Helen Gibson, his mother-in-law, who loved him like a son. Jay was loved by so many family members, Uncles, Bud, Norwood, Bobby, Lloyd, Gerald and Aunts Lettie Francis, Fronie, Annie, Julia, Lois, and wonderful Aunt Freda. His wonderful childhood years were spent with playing with his many cousins. All his many nieces and nephews where greatly impacted by him and share fond memories of times spent with him at the home in Bar Harbor in the Broad Creek Community as well as many brother and sisters-in-law.
Jay enjoyed boating, watering skiing, scuba diving, and drag racing but most of all he loved flying. He was a pilot for 45+ years. He worked at NADEP, Cherry Point, as a mechanic and supervisor for 30+ years where he received many accommodations and awards. One of Jays most proudful memories was when the United States Secret Service transported Jay to the White House to personally work on President Ronald Reagans airplane.
There have been many laughs over Jay and his lunch box. He would always tell his children, “If anything happens to me look in my lunch box.” He kept his life in his lunch box. So if you have anything you would like to jot down and share to bring to his service and put in his lunch box that will be buried with him, you’ll find the lunch box by the sign in book at funeral home. God took him home at 9:37 on September 10, 2020 where he now is surrounded by so many who loved him.
He is survived by his daughter, Christy Willis and husband Richard G. Willis III of Morehead City; son, Bryan Charles Taylor of Newport; sister, Bonnie Ann Locklear and husband Chester Locklear of New Bern; grandchildren, Johnathan Garrett, Mackenzie Hudson Terry, William Taylor Willis and Ryke Willis; great grandchildren, Layla Hart, Jameson Terry and Hudson Terry; nieces and nephews, Melinda Dunn, Thomas Locklear, Stephanie Locklear; and caring friends, Helen and Bill Jones and Eddie Griffin.
Jay is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Christine Taylor.
Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, September 14, 2020, at Munden Funeral Home. The safety guidelines will apply.
Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at www.mundenfuneralhome.net
Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory in Morehead City, NC.
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