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Gregory Allen Traylor

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Gregory Allen Traylor

Portland, OR

Gregory Allen Traylor, 42, passed away on July 22, 2013 in Portland, Oregon.

Born in Cobb County, Georgia, Greg was a son of Bill A. Traylor of Simpsonville, SC and Linda M. Traylor of Greenville, SC.

From early childhood, Greg revealed a sensitivity and kindness toward others that continued throughout his life. No matter what his personal circumstances, he still found time and resources for helping others. He loved animals and was a frequent "rescuer". Greg was very intelligent and had a thirst for knowledge and stimulating experiences in life. He was an avid hiker and photographer and appreciated the wonders of nature as he explored the outdoors of the Carolinas and the Pacific Northwest.

Greg chose not to take the conventional path of education and career, but exploited his gift for logic and intuitive thinking to become an accomplished, computer guru. It was through the application of this self-obtained knowledge and skill, that he derived his livelihood. Over the years, he would take an entry level position, for example, with an Asheville health food store or a well known Portland luggage store and evolve it into a more significant role, such as a software developer, e-commerce website developer and manager. But also, consistent with his character, he offered his services freely to those in need to clear out a computer virus or correct some other personal computer malady.

For Greg, life was a struggle. He faced numerous health issues as well as other set-backs that challenged him through out his life, but he always found a way to rally and come back with energy and optimism.

Greg was a good person. His life made a difference. His struggles are over and he is finally at peace.

Greg is survived by his mother and father, his grandmother, Vivian Young of Nokomis, FL, his brother, Lawson Bradley (Brad) Traylor and wife, Leslie, of Simpsonville, two nephews, Lawson Bradley Traylor, Jr. and Bennett Lee Traylor and a niece, Anna Collier Traylor, his stepmother, Shawn Traylor and stepfather, Jim Billig, and his special friend Karin Parramore of Portland, OR.

Visitation with the family will be at The Mackey Mortuary, Century Drive, on Friday, July 26, 2013 from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m.

At a later date, the family will have a private memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Greenville Humane Society.

Obituary and condolences are online at www.mackeymortuary.com

Published in The Greenville News on July 24, 2013
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