William Lambert Taylor ’66

William Lambert Taylor ’66, of Raleigh, N.C., died Oct. 30 at Rex Hospice in Raleigh after a long, courageous battle with kidney disease. Taylor was born Aug. 26, 1943, in Raleigh, to the late Marvin Edward Taylor and Ellen Borden Broadhurst Taylor. He grew up in Smithfield, N.C., and was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. He graduated from Davidson, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma social fraternity. After graduation from Davidson, he did graduate work at UNC Chapel Hill, and then was employed by Phillips Fibers (an affiliate of Phillips Petroleum) in Greenville, S.C., for several years. Taylor contracted a rare kidney disease that led to dialysis for many years, and more recently, he was diagnosed with cancer. Despite the limitations of his illnesses, Taylor enjoyed photography, the outdoors, travel, art, and music. He was also an unabashed computer geek. Taylor was a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants and, in recent years, developed an interest in family history. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his twin brother, Edwin Brownrigg Taylor, who died shortly after birth. He is survived by his brothers, Marvin Edward Taylor, Jr. (Gunilla) and Jack Borden Taylor ’61 (Linda). He also is survived by the light of his life, his niece, Karin E. G. Taylor. Taylor had his ashes scattered in the mountains and on the coast of his beloved North Carolina.