Ellis Britt Taylor
Ellis Britt Taylor
  • August 1, 1959 - March 2, 2017
  • Raleigh, North Carolina

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Ellis Britt "Butch" Taylor, Jr., 57, of Raleigh, NC, passed away at home unexpectedly Thursday, March 2, 2017. Butch was born August 1, 1959 in Sanford, NC. He was a Field Operations Senior Manager at Forerunner Technologies. The majority of his working career was spent in technology supervision in the telecommunications industry. He was honorably discharged from the US Coast Guard, serving 3 years in Coastal Atlantic and Great Lakes Water Rescue and Law Enforcement.

Butch was preceded in death by his father, Ellis Britt Taylor, Sr., and brother, Randy Taylor. He is survived by his loving wife, Dana Mason Taylor; mother, Nellie Taylor Gillis of Sanford; daughters, Ashley Hicks (Greg) of Sanford and Brittany Taylor of Asheboro; grandchildren, J.B. Hicks and Gracie Hicks of Sanford; sister-in-law, Pam Taylor of Cary; niece, Jennifer Taylor of Cary; nephew, Zachary Taylor of Cary; father-in-law, P. David Mason of Dunn, and mother-in-law, Suzanne M. Mason of Dunn; brother-in-law, Jim Mason (Patti) of Chattanooga, TN and nephews, Wesley and Colby Mason; and sister-in-law, Jonna Mason Hall (Scott) of Raleigh and nephew, Carson.

Butch was not only loved by his extensive family but also by his friends, his colleagues and his neighbors. He will be sorely missed and remembered by all.

A memorial service will be held 11am Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC 27609. The family will receive friends immediately after the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, William Peace University, or the First Presbyterian Church of Dunn.

Condolences may be sent at: www.brownwynne.com