Ralph P. Taylor, 82, of McMechen, W.Va., died Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Liza’s Place.

He was born August 4, 1936, in Moundsville, W.Va., a son of the late Arlie and Bertha Brooks Taylor. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Moundsville. He was retired from Ormet and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Pythias, served on the Grand View Recreational Board, a member of the McMechen City Council for several years, and a member of the United Steel Workers Local Union 1149.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Ann Barker Taylor, one daughter, Tammy Kay Winesburg, one grandson, Martin Bradley Taylor, four brothers, Edwin Taylor, Robert Taylor, Jess Taylor, and Donald Taylor, and four sisters, Betty A. Voorheis, Mary Belle Lucas, Nada Mae Taylor, and Ruth Ann McDonald.

He is survived by one son, Ralph (Amy) Taylor of McMechen; three daughters, Wendy Lee Taylor of Benwood, W.Va, Billie (Jason) Orr of Kansas City, Mo., and Echo D. (Johnny) Amuso of Kansas City, Mo.; one brother, Ronald (Patsy) Taylor of Benwood; one sister-in-law, Sandy Taylor of Moundsville; eight grandchildren, Sheena, Cheyenne, Shanaya, Edie, Civin, Josie, Declan, and Rowan; four great grandchildren, Kacie, Bo, Aria, and Jordyn; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received on Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood- McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen, W.Va., where funeral services will be held on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Wesley Howsare officiating. Interment will follow in McMechen Cemetery.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www. altmeyerfuneralhomes.com