Friday, May 24, 2019

Michael Taylor – Obituary

Michael Taylor, 58, of Karnak, formerly of Metropolis, passed away at 10:55 p.m. Monday, April 17, 2017 at his home in  Karnak.

Michael was born December 2,1958 in Metropolis. He worked most of his life on the river as a First Mate on commercial barge lines.

Michael is survived by one son, Nicholas C. Taylor, wife (Christina) of Karnak; two sisters, Terry Bitts and Kathy Hall of Metropolis; one brother, Charles Stafford of Metropolis; two granddaughters, Alicia H. Inman and Miranda L. Taylor of Karnak.

Michael was preceded in death by one daughter, Melissa Taylor; his father, Wid Taylor; stepfather, Charles Warner Stafford; Mother, Evelyn Katherine Phillips; two sisters, Pamela Taylor and Lisa Taylor.

Per the family’s request, cremation was accorded with a memorial service held at a later date. Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak has been entrusted with Arrangements. To leave an online condolence with the family or to share a memory, please visit our website at

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