Wilson (“Bud”) C. Taylor, Jr.

Oscoda, Michigan
March 10, 1941 - March 17, 2020

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A celebration of life will take place at a later date due to the current health crisis.


A celebration of life will take place at a later date due to the current health crisis.

Obituary Notice

Wilson (“Bud”) C. Taylor Jr. (79), of Oscoda, Michigan, passed away alongside his family, after a long courageous battle with cancer on March 17th, 2020.

Wilson Taylor, formerly from Lapeer, Michigan, resided in Oscoda, Michigan for the last twenty-one years. A graduate of East Jordan High School in 1958, after which, he moved back to Lapeer and met his beloved wife with whom he would spend the next 60 years. Wilson dedicated thirty-two years of his professional career working for General Motors in supervision.

Wilson was known to those closest to him as “a family man” because of his deep love and appreciation for his family. He spent much of his life watching his kids, grandchildren, and great grandchildren play sports, fish, hunt, boat or camp. He was a lover of the outdoors and working with his hands. He had a passion for woodworking and building, and he left a mark anywhere he spent time. He will be remembered for his infectious smiles and keen sense of humor. He enjoyed the sun on his back and a cold beer in his hand, while working on cars or watching football, basketball, baseball or NASCAR. He prided himself on caring and loving his family.

Wilson is survived by his loving wife, Carole Taylor of Oscoda, Michigan, Children; Jeff (Carolyn) Taylor of East Grand Rapids, MI, Greg (Kathy) Taylor of Wyoming, MI, Kimberley (Mike) Whittaker of Clermont, FL, Matthew (Sara) Taylor of Lapeer, MI, and Nathan (Lisa) Taylor, of Clio, MI. He also leaves behind ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Wilson is preceded in death by his parents Wilson and Charlotte Taylor, and his beloved dog “Sabbie.”

Cremation services were placed in the hands of Buresh Funeral home in Oscoda, MI. A celebration of life will take place at a later date due to the current health crisis.


Kim and Mike Whittaker - so sorry to hear about this. Hugs to you both!
— Ronni Worden
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to your familt
— Karen Dennis Downs
Some of the best times I have had hunting, fishing or just sittin around BS’ing was in the company of Mr.Taylor. I affectionately called him “Pops” because he reminded me of my father. So many good memories because of this great man and I feel so blessed to have know him & have him consider me part of the family for the last 25 years. Gonna miss you Pops. Love you
— Greg Pirtle
Kim, I am so sorry about your loss. My thoughts are with you and the family.
— Sharon Day
Some of my fondest memories of hunting, fishing or just sitting around shootin the breeze was in the company of Mr. Taylor. He reminded me of my own father, which is why I affectionately called him Pops. I consider myself to be blessed to have known him for over 25 years and that he considered and treated me like family. For a man like him to consider me as such is an incredible honor that I will cherish forever! Gonna miss you Pops.
— Greg Pirtle
I was so sorry to hear of Mr. Taylor’s passing. I will always remember his kind and gentle soul, his wisdom and words of encouragement for me in times I did not believe in myself. My deepest condolences to the Taylor family.
— Scott Malloy
Taylor Family
I am so sorry for your loss. I loved Mr. Taylor for many reasons. Growing up without a dad, Mr. Taylor was someone I looked up to. He was always such a hard worker. I can remember him coming home from work, cleaning up his white Tracker, and mowing the lawn. Always shirtless. He always treated me well and never seemed to mind how much I was hanging around the house. I loved being around the Taylor Family. He loved his nascar on Sunday’s. Sunday’s was usually a big dinner that I would stay for. He was always impressed and slightly annoyed at the amount of veggies I would take from the veggie tray. 2 great memories stand out to me. We went on spring break to North Carolina, drove the gray mini van. I had some ridiculous farts brewing. At one point Mr Taylor yells...” Dammit Steve! If you fart again, I’m turning the heat on and rolling up the windows !” That made me laugh and fart more.
The other was a night that I stopped by in 8th grade to see if Nate wanted to play basketball. Nate was at an award ceremony for his grades. I didn’t get high honors like Nate, but received honors. I didn’t think it was a big deal to go. I knocked on the door and Mr Taylor was getting ready. Nate was already at the school. Mr Taylor asked me why I wasn’t at the school. Honestly , it didn’t mean anything to me. But Mr Taylor said I needed to go, so I went.
Thank you Mr Taylor for everything you did for me. You were a great influence and a great dad.
— Steve Kress
Kim, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. He was a great guy as was his Dad. You all were great neighbors and your dad always had a great smile ☺. Your whole family 👪 was great. The Last I remember your Dad and Granddpa was running the bulldozer making us a road on our property. Condolences to your Family
— David Severn
We are so sorry for your loss. Many hugs and prayers for you during this difficult time. Love Kathaleen & Mike
— Kathaleen Emery
I ♥️ You guys!
Love Chelle
— Chelle Thomas
Ashlie and I were lucky enough to meet Wilson and Carole in Oscoda living in Lakewood Shores. Good neighbors and great people. Glad we and our kids were able to know them both. Many prayers for Carole.
— Dan O'Connor
Praying for you and your family Carole. Wilson will always be a wonderful memory for so many! Blessings!
— Peg Buckwheat Sperlich

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