Larry Delano Taylor

Larry Delano Taylor

November 16, 1934 - May 09, 2024
Charleston, WV

Larry Delano Taylor

November 16, 1934 - May 09, 2024
Charleston, WV


Larry D. Taylor, of Charleston, West Virginia, died May 9, 2024. He was born in Montgomery, West Virginia, on November 16, 1934, the son of the late Charles N. Taylor and Katie Mae Watkins Taylor, and grew up in Smithers, West Virginia.

Mr. Taylor was a graduate of Montgomery High School, Class of 1952, West Virginia University, Class of 1956, and West Virginia University College of Law, Class of 1962. Larry served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1960. He practiced law in Charleston for 53 years, having been an attorney for the West Virginia State Department of Highways, FMC Ordinance Plant in South Charleston, West Virginia, Assistant Attorney General under C. Donald Robertson and Chauncey Browning, West Virginia Unemployment Compensation and the private practice of law.

Larry is survived by his widow, Catherine Kenney Taylor; his children from a previous marriage, Brion K. Taylor of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Cynthia B. Taylor of Carolina Shores, North Carolina; brother, Charles V. Taylor and wife Jane of Lynchburg, Virginia, and several nieces and nephews.

Larry was an avid WVU fan and always looked forward to going to Morgantown to see the Mountaineers in the fall or watching them on television.

Memorial service will be held at 12 noon Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, 1118 Virginia Street East, Charleston, West Virginia. After the service, the processional will leave for the burial of his ashes at Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar, West Virginia.

Visitation will begin one hour prior at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Father Gallagher Foundation for the benefit of St. Agnes Church, at 4807 Staunton Avenue, SE, Charleston, West Virginia 25304.

Condolences may be sent to the family at .

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

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11 responses to Larry Delano Taylor

  1. Chris Myers says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Larry was a gentleman and always had a warm smile. Godspeed

  2. I am saddened to learn of the passing of Larry Taylor. Aside from his many other life accomplishments and endeavors, he generously donated his time as a coach of our Kanawha City Minor League baseball team in 1969, sponsored by Trivillian’s Pharmacy. Over 50 years later, Coach Taylor very thoughtfully acknowledged the loss of my mother, whom he remembered from those days and life in Charleston. I was quite touched by his expression of condolence and this allowed us a meaningful reconnection which we enjoyed over the last several years. We were both able to revisit some memorable chapters in our lives and share more current life events. I was able to track down and share some photos of our baseball days and had some replica caps made, which he really seemed to enjoy. I found him to be a very warm, insightful, mentally active, good-natured and good-humored individual. He was a pleasure to be around. I am grateful for having the opportunity to share time with him at this phase of our lives. I extend heartfelt condolences to the Taylor family. RIP and many thanks, Coach.

  3. To The Family of Larry Taylor,

    As a practicing lawyer, I have had the privilege of knowing Larry throughout most of his long and distinguished career of practicing law. He was an outstanding person and lawyer and was always a pleasure to be around. My sincerest condolences to the Taylor Family.

  4. Jace Goins says:

    Larry was a wonderful neighbor and friend for many years in the Edgewood neighborhood of Charleston. He will be sorely missed and his family has my deepest sympathies.

  5. Bob Pollitt says:

    Kathy, I am so very sorry that Larry has passed. He was a great guy always a considerate and kind gentleman. Prayers for you and your family.

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