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Ira McCure

Taylor, Jr.

Arden - Ira McCure Taylor, Jr., 76, passed away Monday, August 5, 2013.

Ira was born on June 17, 1937 to the late Ira and Mattie Taylor in Lyons Kansas.

He retired from the U.S. Air Force and the National Climatic Center. He was a veteran of Vietnam and attended Seacoast Church. He was President of the Air Force Sergeants Assoc., Commander of VFW Post 9939 and a member of the Buncombe County Veterans Council.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sheila Kay Taylor; one son, Mark Taylor and his wife Oksana and two grandchildren.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, August 9, 2013 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with military honors and Pastor Alex Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ABCCM Veterans Shelter, 1329 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805.

An online memorial register is available at



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Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
1401 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 252-3535
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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Aug. 7, 2013
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