Charles Aston Taylor (2018-12-13 14:47:02)

Charles Aston Taylor, age 64, of Valle Crucis, passed away Monday, December 10, 2018.

He was a native of Watauga County and the Aho Community, and the son of the late Carl and Mabel Gragg Taylor. He was a member of Clark’s Creek Baptist Church and served on the Foscoe Fire Department and Watauga Medics for over 20 years. Charles was also an accomplished carpenter.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Rayburn Taylor.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Billie Jean Smith Taylor. In addition to his wife he is survived by a daughter, Heather Arnold and husband Josh of Zionville, and two sons, Matthew Taylor of Valle Crucis and Andrew Taylor and wife India of Trade, TN. He is survived by four sisters, Thelma Hodges and husband B.J. of Boone, Mary Culler of Boone, Margaret Lipe and husband Wayne of Salisbury, and Debbie Parker and husband Ronnie of Blowing Rock. Charles is also survived by three brothers, Alton Taylor and wife Shirley of Boone, Sam Taylor and wife Jean of Blowing Rock, and Skip Taylor and wife Phyllis of Blowing Rock.
He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Tyler and Dustin Townsend, Liddy Arnold, Jacob Taylor, Daniel Osborne, Skylar Taylor, Maddy Arnold and Aidan Taylor. Two great-grandchildren, Carson Townsend and Charleigh Reece also survive.
A celebration of life service will be conducted Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Clark’s Creek Baptist Church. Pastor David Lunceford, Rev. Zane Tester and Pastor Wesley Berry will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clark’s Creek Baptist Church and/or Medi-Home Hospice.
Online condolences may be shared with the Taylor family at the website
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Taylor family.