Michael Wayne Taylor

November 9, 1951August 25, 2013

Michael Taylor, 61, of Pekin passed away at 12:25 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Unity Point Methodist Hospital in Peoria, Illinois. Michael was born November 9, 1951 in Pekin, Illinois, the son of Lester Wade and Frances Gray Taylor. He is survived by one brother, Ken Taylor of Pekin; one niece, Tina (Tim) Harrison of Pekin and their children, Taylor and Travis; two uncles, Duane (Doris) Gray and Gene (Gery) Gray of Pekin; six aunts, Wilma Howard, Darlene Fleeharty, Karen Hahn, Mary Gray, all of Pekin, June Harmon of Manito, and Neva (Jack) Koestner of Washington; and many cousins. Michael was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister. He was a member of Aerie 1869 Fraternal Order of the Eagles Lodge, and Pekin Elks Lodge # 1271 of Pekin. His real passion was going to the stock car races and going to auctions. A funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 30, 2013 at Davison-Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home in Pekin. Rev. William R. Dohle Jr. will officiate. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday August 29, 2013 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Spring Lake Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Children's Christmas Fund c/o Aerie 1869 Fraternal Order of the Eagles. To view Michael's memorial website, please go to


  • Visitation Thursday, August 29, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 30, 2013

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Johnny Diegel

August 30, 2013

Mike will truly be missed by so many and remembered for always putting others first. The joy that came to his face when we received Christmas cards from him will never be forgotten. Enjoy reuniting with your family and dog Whitey. RIP Uncle Mike

James Diegel

August 30, 2013

RIP Uncle Mike. I'm so sorry we weren't there for you when you were there for us for so many years. I just found out 30 minutes ago and I'm so sad. Tell Whitey hi for me up there. We love and miss you.

Michelle Bruce

August 29, 2013

RIP will truly be missed by all of us at Mooney's!

Pat Rogers

August 29, 2013

Mike, I will miss seeing you walk around . I've been in the neighborhood 45 years with you. You will be missed. Sorry for your loss Kenny and family.

August 29, 2013

to the family... please accept our sympathy for your loss. We often talked with Mike at the auctions. Mike was a nice guy, we were always happy to see him. Al & Carole Martin

Dawn Evans

August 28, 2013

Mike, you will truly be missed. RIP my friend. Don't get into much trouble with Dad watching the stock car races.

Damon Nelton

August 28, 2013

R.I.P Mike...Sorry for your loss Scott.

Brenda & Brit Montgomery

August 27, 2013

I will never forget our little secrets we had sitting up in the announcer/scorers box watching the races in East Moline. It now will seem empty with you not there. I will make sure no one sits in your chair Mike, and I know you are there with us watching the races with only you having a better view than I do. No worries for you know Mike and we all miss you so much especially me buddy especially me!!! Until we meet again.

Brandy Hoyle-Bush

August 27, 2013

Mike now you are with your best friend Rudy Hoyle. You will be missed by many. R.I.P.

Brian DeWitt

August 26, 2013

RIP Mike You Will Be Missed