Walter Anthony TaylorJune 19, 1963 ~ April 23, 2017 (age 53)
Walter Anthony (Tony) Taylor passed away peacefully in the presence of his brother, and best friend on Sunday April 23rd.
He grew up in Highlands NC and was a resident of Highlands and Boulder, Colorado. He spent much of his life traveling and living in various towns across the US because he loved new places and different cultures. He loved extreme skiing, whitewater kayaking, rock climbing and other sports that took you to the edge of your ability. He was employed over the years as a ski instructor, whitewater river guide, farm hand and chef. All jobs which he loved and that gave him the flexibility to travel. He was preceded in death by his father Jack Taylor. He leaves behind his mother Erika Taylor, brother Derek Taylor and his beloved niece Nicole. He also leaves behind his love of many years Carrie. Tony was fiercely independent, talented, intelligent and defended his ideas and values with passion. Tony burned brightly and will be missed by everyone who knew him.
A celebration of Tony’s life will be held Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Highlands Baptist Church (215 Main Street, Highlands, NC) The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm prior to the service at the church
Donations to the Fidelia Eckerd Nursing Home may be made in lieu of flowers or other gifts.
Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Taylor family. Online condolences may be made at bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.