Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Joshua Daniel Taylor

02/20/1987 - 05/31/2023

Josh Taylor’s Obituary by Jack Taylor (Daddy)

Joshua Daniel Taylor, age 36 of Murphy, passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2023.

Joshua was born in Cherokee County to Jack Doyle Taylor and Tina Lynn Whitener on February 20, 1987. He was a lifelong resident of Murphy.

Joshua was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Harold Garland Taylor and his maternal grandparents LeRoy and Francis Whitener.

Joshua is survived by his father, Jack Taylor and wife Tonya; his mother Tina Whitener; his paternal grandmother, Mary Taylor; two brothers Troy Taylor and wife Kayla and Austin Williams; a sister Tia Longwith; two aunts Hilary Taylor and Tammy Whitener; two uncles Tim Whitener and Brian Whitener; and his nieces and nephew, Tori, Layla, Talia, and Ridge Taylor.

The Josh I knew lived his life to the fullest HIS WAY! He always had a sweet smile and a kind word. He loved computers, video games, swimming, and the outdoors. Josh never met a stranger. He was loving, outgoing, social, flamboyant, intelligent, and witty. A few weeks ago, I saw Josh, he ran up to me and hugged me in his normal fashion, “Hey Daddy”. He will always be missed and will never be forgotten. He is my Son.

A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Murphy. Rev. Scotty Lovingood will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 12pm to 2pm on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Murphy prior to the memorial service.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

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