Gary Dean Taylor Sr., 57, of Stout, died Wednesday, July 5, 2023, at SOMC. He was born January 22, 1966, in Portsmouth, to the late Freddie Layton Taylor and Donna Sue Leedy Taylor. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Marcia Lewis Taylor of Stout, a daughter, Jessica Taylor of West Portsmouth, a son, Gary Dean Taylor Jr. (Nick) of Stout, a sister, Lisa (Louie) Church of Ironton, a granddaughter, Kelsi Young of West Portsmouth, special friends, Britney Young and Veronica Spillman, as well as many nieces, nephews, aunt, uncle, cousins, and friends.
Gary was a kind-hearted person who loved his family and friends.
He loved the outdoors; hunting, fishing, arrowhead hunting, and collecting the many things he did, such as, marbles, old coins, or anything that was antique.
He always looked forward to visits from Jase and Cruz, they called him their papaw. Gary always said they were Dandys.
Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday, July 15, 2023, at Melcher Hammer Funeral Home in Portsmouth, with Pastor Greg Cooper officiating. A burial will follow at Sandy Springs Cemetery in Sandy Springs, OH.
A visitation for friends and family will be on Saturday, from 11:00 A.M. until the time of service at 1:00 P.M.