Cranford “Odell” Taylor, 61, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Odell was born Oct. 5, 1960, in Alleghany County to Ares and Bertha Wagoner Taylor. Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by his parents; son, Tommy Lee Taylor Sr.; brothers, Leander, James, Johnny and Jimmy Taylor; sisters, Pearlie Fender, Carrie Mullis, Annie Taylor and Vertie Taylor.
Surviving is his wife, Rita Freeman Taylor; sons, Timmy Taylor, Billy Taylor, Jimmy Taylor all of North Wilkesboro; daughter, Queena Taylor and Jose Molina of Hamptonville; grandsons, Tommy Lee Wagoner, Alex Cotoc, Austin Combs, Damion Taylor, Triston Taylor, Jayden Taylor; granddaughters, Charity Taylor, Lindsey Combs, Madlyn Molina, Kara Taylor, Danielle Taylor, Ashley Taylor; sisters, Betty Wyatt of Lenoir, Mary Perry of Sparta, Linda Brown and spouse, Michael, of North Wilkesboro, Brenda Arrellano and spouse, Carlos, of Millers Creek, Minnie Wagoner and spouse, Johnny, of Roaring River, Barbara Eller and spouse, Abe, Ruby Pike and spouse, Alfred, all of North Wilkesboro.
Funeral service will be held p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, at Miller Funeral Chapel with Rev. Wiley Boggs officiating. Burial will follow in Union Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Miller Funeral Service from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Flowers will be accepted. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to www.miller