PEKIN - Michael Taylor, 61, of Pekin passed away at 12:25 p.m. on Sunday Aug. 25, 2013, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.
Michael was born Nov. 9, 1951, in Pekin, Ill., the son of Lester Wade and Frances Gray Taylor.
He is survived by one brother, Ken Taylor of Pekin; one niece, Tina (Tim) Harrison of Pekin and her children, Taylor and Travis; two uncles, Duane (Doris) Gray and Gene (Gery) Gray, both of Pekin; six aunts, Wilma Howard, Darlene Fleeharty, Karen Hahn and Mary Gray, all of Pekin, June Harmon of Manito and Neva (Jack) Koestner of Washington; and many cousins.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister.
He was a member of Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie 1869 and the Pekin Elks Lodge 1271 of Pekin.
His real passion was going to the stock car races and going to auctions.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at Davison-Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home. The Rev. William R. Dohle Jr. will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, also at the funeral home. Burial will be in Spring Lake Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Eagles Children's Christmas Fund.
To view Michael's memorial website, please go to www.davisonfultonwoolsey.com.