Orrie Joseph “Country Joe” Taylor

HINTON, W. Va. — Orrie Joseph “Country Joe” Taylor, 67, passed away from cardiac arrest and a broken heart on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018.

He was born June 5, 1951, in the Central Clinic in Salem, Ohio, to Norma June Byers Taylor and the late Ora Joseph Taylor.

His precious wife, Terri Lee, preceded him by one year and a few hours.

Joe attended school in Mineral Ridge, Ohio, until 1968; then he attended Salem High School from 1968 to 1971. He worked at Royal China Company in Sebring and spent several years on the City of Salem Street Department crew. He loved the Lord and spent time reading the Scriptures, praising God and listening to music. He and Terri lived in West Virginia for over 20 years in the Pipestem area where they loved spending time with family and friends camping, fishing and rooting for his favorite Ohio sports teams the Cleveland Browns, the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cleveland Indians (It’s Tribe Time Now!)

Joe is survived by his mother, Norma Taylor of Salem, Ohio; sons, Derek and Shawn of Carroll County, Ohio; son, Andrew William of Florida; daughter, Hannah Rebecca of Salem, Ohio; brothers, Timothy Lee, Mark Edward and Paul Jonathan, all of Salem, Ohio; and sister, Lynda Sue of Washingtonville, Ohio. Joe is also survived by his stepchildren, Sean (Tracey) Spanbauer of Colorado, Joshua (Ginny) Henderson of Pipestem, W. Va., and Angela (Charles) Romanello of Hinton, W. Va., along with their children Cody, Carley, Kaylie, Matthew, Joshua, Lillian, Vivian and Noah; and several nephews and a niece who all love him very much.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at Cook’s Chapel in Pipestem, W. Va.

Arrangements were handled by Ronald Meadows Funeral Home.


(Paid obituary)