Michael Taylor, 61, of Pekin passed away at 12:25 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Unity Point Methodist Hospital in Peoria, Illinois. Michael was born November 9, 1951 in Pekin, Illinois, 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 their children, Taylor and Travis; two uncles, Duane (Doris) Gray and Gene (Gery) Gray of Pekin; six aunts, Wilma Howard, Darlene Fleeharty, Karen Hahn, 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 Aerie 1869 Fraternal Order of the Eagles Lodge, and Pekin Elks Lodge # 1271 of Pekin. His real passion was going to the stock car races and going to auctions. A funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 30, 2013 at Davison-Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home in Pekin. Rev. William R. Dohle Jr. will officiate. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday August 29, 2013 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Spring Lake Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Children's Christmas Fund c/o Aerie 1869 Fraternal Order of the Eagles.
To view Michael's memorial website, please go to davisonfultonwoolsey.com