Cary Buxton Taylor, III was received in heaven on February 25, 2022. Cary, fondly known as Buck, was born in Clinton to Cary B. Taylor, Jr. and Margaret Bethune Taylor on January 3, 1955. He is survived by his wife of 27 years Candace Currin Taylor, children Georgia Rae Howard and Jesse E. Howard, IV, and grandchildren Currin Rae Howard and Braelyn Eleanor Parker. His siblings are Stewart Taylor Butler (David) of Winston Salem, N.C. and Mary Taylor Walker (Scott) of Cary, N.C. Additional survivors are Bill Currin (Stella) of Fuquay Varina, NC, several nephews and a niece. Buck was devoted to his family and cherished being Daddy Buck to his grandchildren.
Cary was a graduate of Christchurch School and Elon College where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Upon graduation from Elon Cary returned to Clinton where he joined his father at Taylor Agency an Independent Insurance Agency specializing in property and casualty coverage. Buck was a lifelong UNC fan. A true TarHeel born and bred.
Cary was proud of being a true Clintonian and loved to call Clinton his home. He would often say that there was no other place he would rather live. His devotion to Clinton is evident in the number of activities he participated in through the years. He served as the first boys’ soccer coach to Clinton High School that paved the way to become state champions. The Cary B. Taylor Soccer Award, named in his honor, is awarded each year for the most outstanding player. He was very active in downtown development and was honored with the 2018 Clinton Main Street Program Legacy Award .
He was a faithful and active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, serving 2 terms as Junior Warden. He was a past president of the Clinton Rotary Club and was named president-elect for the 2022-2023 upcoming year. Buck was a Benefactor in the Endowment Fund of Rotary International. He was also a former Clinton Jaycee, and served on numerous organizations in the county and region.
To know Buck was to love him.
The service will be held in Clinton at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 110 Main Street on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at 2:00pm. The family will receive friends at the church immediately after the interment in the Clinton City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Christchurch School, 49 Seahorse Lane, Christchurch, VA 23031 and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 110 W. Main Street, Clinton, NC 28328, or a charity of one’s choice.