William E. Taylor “Billy”

Billy, Rusty, Danny & Dennis

Greece:  January 20, 2014 at age 51.  Billy is survived by his loving wife of 19 years Victoria L. Taylor; children, Laney Taylor, Brett Taylor, Reece King, Tyler King, Kristina McAfee & Danielle (Michael) Whitney; grandchildren, Jaylyn, Matthew & Dezerae; siblings, Michael (Deborah) Taylor, Clinton Taylor, Philip Taylor, Joseph Taylor, Steven (Judith) Taylor, Eric (Tanya) Taylor, Elayne Taylor & Noelle Taylor; several nieces, nephews and cousins; dear friends.  He is predeceased by his parents, Percy & Betty Taylor; brother, Darryl Taylor.

Billy worked at McAlpin Industries and was the founder, songwriter and bass player for “Anty-M”.  He will be sadly missed.

Billy’s Celebration Of Life will be held Sunday, February 9th, 4-8pm @ Pineapple Jacks, 507 Spencerport Road, Rochester (Gates) NY 14606. 

Rochester Cremation, 4044 W. Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14623, 359-2300, RochesterCremation.com.

27 Condolences

  1. Vicky on January 24, 2014 at 4:35 am

    My heart aches, but my love for you still grows. I am blessed to have had you in my life for over 19+ yrs. I miss you so deeply!! I feel so empty, alone & numb. You have always given me hope, strength, courage, unconditional love, praise, wisdom and laughter. I will forever cherrish our time that we had together here, as unfairly short as it was!! You are part of me! I can not say goodbye…just wait for me, so we can then have our eternity together, united as one again! I love you “MORE”! You are my heart and my inspiration, and always will be forever in time. Always & Forever Baby~ Always & Forever! xoxoxo ♥

  2. steven sprague on January 24, 2014 at 4:55 am

    i am sorry for your loss, rest in peace my friend. rocking the bass hard and heavy right now!!!

  3. NOELLE TAYLOR WILKINSON on January 24, 2014 at 5:08 am

    My dearest brother. You have been such an inspiration to me throughout my life. You have been my strength whenever i was weak. You have shown me how to look at the world in a positive way when all was dark and dim. You lifted me up when i had fallen, gently brushed me off and made me smile. (Always made me smile.) Never hurting me or making me feel unimportant. you have been my hero, my mentor, my best friend. i thank you for that and it has been my greatest pleasure to have you as my brother. I love you and will be lost without you but we will meet again. RIP <3 <3<3

  4. Danielle on January 24, 2014 at 5:21 am

    Where do I even begin for such an amazing man? Dad I will never forget when I first met you. Yes you may have left my hair greasy with car oil, but that first conversation brought you into our lives, and there you remained. It must have been the puppy dog eyes 😉 I never did get the chance to truely tell you how thankful I am and how greatful I am to have had you in my life. You took me and my sister in as your own and never thought twice about it. Never in my whole life did you ever make me feel like anything less. Thank you so much for that. I am so blessed and proud to call you daddy. I’m sure I will never come across anyone close to you. You were the most kind hearted, intelligent, talented, loving, humorous, responsible, caring man I have ever met. You for sure were one of a kind. This still seems so unreal. As I sit here crying all I hear is your voice in my head saying “it will be ok kiddo”. I keep catching myself going to pick up my phone to call you. I love you so much daddy, and there will not be a day that goes by that I won’t miss you, but I know you will always be here next to our side. And don’t worry, I promise to take care of mommy. Give uncle D a kiss for me. Hold my spot until I get to see you again. I love you so much, always and forever

  5. Jason smith on January 24, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Stay strong laney. Your family is in my prayers

  6. Amy Harter on January 24, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Whatever you need, we will be here. Love you!
    Amy & Scott

  7. Mary Whitney on January 24, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    We are so sorry. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    All our love,
    Aunt Mary and Uncle Greg

  8. Dennis Saeva on January 24, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Billy was a great man, his family was his pride & joy. He faced this disease with bravery and grace. He would put a smile on your face when you were with him, even while he fighting this dreadful disease. I had the pleasure of playing with him for what was a short period of time, that I will never forget. He was a extremely talented songwriter, producer and musician. He was a good friend and I miss him. Me & Anne send our love to you all and our condolences. R.I.P Billy

  9. Wendy Knutson on January 24, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    I love you like my own. I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family. I will always be here for you and will help you in anyway I can.HUGS baby girl xxoo!♥

  10. Debbie Schwab on January 24, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Vicky & family,

    We are so very sorry. Please know that you all continue to be in our hearts and prayers.

    Debbie & Chris Schwab

  11. Brett Taylor on January 24, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    I am still at a loss for words about this whole situation. Dad your my best friend, my main man, my hero, and the best Father any one could ask for. I know you are looking down on me saying “aye fuhget aboutit”. I hope your proud of me and the man I will become. As for Mom i will do my best to take care of her for you…(even if that means i have to look into the windows of her soul). I remember one day you came home to me and Tyler hitting the pool cover with the dogs leashes and you didnt know weather to laugh or get mad I will never forget your face when you caught us. I love you so much dad I hope some day i can be half the man that you are. You have taught me just about everything i know about life, t.v., music, news, comics, and well just all around everything. It is getting more and more real by the hour andi dont know what im gint to do without you dad. I just that you not rockin too hard up there. Tell uncle Darryl that im still pushing buttons. I will always look up to you an i will always love you Dad.

    I love you dad

  12. Charles Conyers on January 24, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    My heartfelt prayers are offered to the entire family during this time of loss. Please know that Billy is no longer suffering and is at peace.

  13. rusbo on January 24, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    to my favorite brother of rock, you never really expect your family,friends, etc to ever go away..no one will ever understand what you had to go thru and it broke our hearts to see it thru you..you are my brother always and forever, i will keep you alive thru all the awesome music we wrote and co-wrote together. i love you my friend…thanks for the ride down the highway the other day, you know what im talkin about right…lol ( “it’s all good” )vicky misses you alot so show her and the family what you showed me ok?? peace out my dogg
    until we rock again on the big stage 🙂

  14. jason on January 24, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    where do I begin let’s start by saying thank you the last couple of months getting to spend some quality time with you for helping me out when I had no place to go for all the advice you’ve given me and helping me get through some hard times how you yourself for going through the worst you’re more than family your friend a teacher an inspiration to me so rock on up there Love you

  15. Vanessa Salgado-Simmons on January 25, 2014 at 3:45 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. That God wraps you in His blanket of comfort during this very difficult time. I know what you are going through. If you need anything please contact us. God Bless.

    ~ Vanessa

  16. Renee Hale-Butler on January 25, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    To the family of Willie,
    The Hale family would like to express our deepest condolences. Willie what’s considered one of our family members. My brother Tracy was one of Willie best friends throughout childhood. It seems like Willie lived at my house he and my brother would do all kind of crazy things I remember them making their first pancakes in the kitchen playing with some scientific gadget my mom bought my brother for Christmas and they call themself making a bomb out of a mixture that spilled all over. When we had to move away from Nellis Pk. they still kept in touch Willie would come spend the night I was old enough to drive so I would go pick him up. He was just like my little brother also. I really did love that kid and it didn’t hurt that I went to school with his older brothers and we were friends. I remember playing four square in front of their house and I’ll tell you I truly miss those times we had a lot of fun. I tell you it didn’t stop there they moved to Henrietta and shortly thereafter we move to Henrietta and the saga continues Willie at my house my brother at his house. Once he was grown and he is my brother had gone their separate ways I would still run into willie sometimes at Wegmans and always he would ask about my brother Tracy and how he was he told me what the comp list guitar player he had become and he had a band I never really got a chance to see them play however we still lived in Henrietta and willie lived way on the other side of town. Victoria I never got to meet you nor the children but I have faith that my little brother picked the right one hopefully one day we will meet. my mother died of cancer in 2006 to this day I still cry but I know she’s in a better place and I know she now has her adopted son with her so all is well. family be strong continue to say Billy’s name every time you think of him there is an old African proverb that says as long as you say your love ones name out loud they will never ever leave you. we all loved Willie but God loved him best.
    Be Blessed – Renee Hale-Butler, Henrietta, NY

  17. Debbie Jones on January 25, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    My sincere condolences on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. ((HUGS))

  18. Kim Caimano on January 26, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Vicky you don’t really remember me I am a friend of the family from many years ago. I am so sorry for your loss. Be strong! Hang on to all your wonderful memories you have. Look to your children. Even grown they always need their mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God Bless. RIP Bill.

  19. Kristina Mcafee on January 26, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    My dad was my hero, my inspiration, my everything, the only man I’ve loved. He proved to me family isn’t jus blood. He had taken me and my sister in wen I was about 3~4 yrs old. And I am so glad he did, cuz I had the most amazing, talented, brave, loving, and caring father I could ever ask for… so to my biological father thank you for walkin out on me. Cuz my daddy was here the whole time for me. And i wouldnt trade it for any other way.
    But now you are with your parents and your brother. I know you are looking down on us, while rocking it out in heaven. I will continue to make you proud dad. I promise.
    I miss you more and more each day
    I love you daddy forever and always

  20. Maryalice Edwards on January 28, 2014 at 2:26 pm


    Words can not express how sorry I am for your loss.
    You will be forever in my thoughts and prayers.
    Stay strong, you are one of the strongest people I know.


  21. Britney Taylor Wilkinson on January 29, 2014 at 5:50 am

    When I got the call from mom telling me you had passed.. I was at a loss for words. I just sat there on the other end of the phone listening to her cry. I didn’t know what to say or do to take away her pain and I know that no amount of words could. So I just cried with her. I know we didn’t get to spend much time together and I’m sorry for that, but I will tell you.. I’m so very glad I got to come up to Maryland for the Taylor family reunion and up to New York for Bretts graduation and also for your benefit to see you rock out on stage. You’re an awesome Uncle (the best) and an inspiration to us all ♥ you we’re taken from us way to soon, but I know that you’re in a better place.. free from pain. We’ve lost a great man, but we’ve gained a guardian angel. I will miss you so very much! I promise to take care of mom for you because I know losing two brothers within a 4 month span has left her completly devastated and heartbroken. I love you Uncle Bill.. Rest in the sweetest peace!

    Save me a spot up there.. until we meet again ♥

  22. Bonnie George on January 30, 2014 at 8:49 pm


    Such a shock, you always spoke with Love about Billy and you’re family. My prayers are with you, your strength is remarkable. Peace be with you.

  23. Mary Anne Van Hanja on January 30, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    To Billy’s Wonderful Family: I had the honor of working with Billy at McAlpin Industries (5 years). I knew him to be a wonderful, kind and funny man, who loved his family, his job and life itself. He will be missed by everyone who was lucky enough to know him. See you on the other side, Billy! Mary Anne Van Hanja

  24. ryan,elyse and bailey sloan on February 1, 2014 at 1:56 am

    -What say you sir??? Oh man where do I begin… Mr Billy Taylor was my friend and a dam good friend too! Im surely going to miss you bud,this hasnt been easy for any of us but I am confident your feeling great and cancer free now brother,and I can hear your ever positive voice saying”dude-dude its all good” I love you man and your memory,music and presence will never be forgotten and nobody will ever replace our”stage right”

  25. Frank Colquitt on February 4, 2014 at 7:48 am

    To The Family of MR. Taylor~My sincere condolences to all of you. We often hear the expression, “time heals all wounds”, but it doesn’t. This is a pain that only Our Creator, can heal. Although we now suffer, He has lovingly made the means to remove all causes of suffering, pain, sorrow, and even death forever-as stated in the Scriptures. In His Word, Our creator promises to soon, bring our loved ones that have fallen asleep in death, back to life again at Isaiah 26:19;John 5:28,29. Until then, may those promises provide all of you with the strength, courage, and comfort through this very difficult time.-2 Corinthians 1:3,4.

  26. eric taylor on February 12, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    well back home in Maryland after saying our goodbyes to you this weekend. the house is quiet and Im alone with my thoughts and its time to post this to you. Im writing this the tears are filling my eyes as I think back to our childhood and all that we went through together we had so much fun and so many stories and tales that will live in infamy. Billy I always marveled at how you had no fear and you could always get me to buy in and that I would be ok no matter how scarey something was. Like all brothers we were always trying to one up the other you beat me in some things and I would be you in some. I know u remember when we use to go fishing with daddy and I totally sucked spent more time in the trees than in the water but you always had patience with me and you helped me land the largemouth at honey when I thought it was a snag what a dope I was. Billy I want to tell you how proud of you I am as our lives went in different directions me joining the navy to see the world and you working, finding the love of your life and raising a family. I often think of you during Christmas time when its a wonderful life is on your our George bailey you were the one that stayed in Rochester and that always was good to know that the taylor legacy their was in good hands. Although I am a father now I can only hope that I can be half he father, husband, brother, (in law), uncle, or friend that you were to so many people let Yvonne and daddy and the family know that our family is strong and full of love and I will continue to hold it together I love and miss you my brother my friend I will never for get about it sorry didn’t spell that in the Italian aspect but u know what I mean

  27. Laney on January 25, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    Today this was brought to my attention because we are all still here missing you so much. Danielle and Vicky reposted this on Facebook today and now here i am in an overflow of tears. Everytime I think my heart has iced over with the pain of your loss and I can’t cry anymore, something hits when least expected that makes it melt all over again and leaves me feeling the huge emptiness that I felt the minute you left this life to go on to whatever is next. You taught me so much, how to work hard, how to be strong, how to survive. When I look back on my life, my childhood, many of my cherished moments are with you. I remember when I was little watching Saturday morning cartoons on the couch with my dad, or wrestlimg, or old school batman and flash episodes. I remember you teaching me how to swim and buying me my first radio. I miss the feeling of watching you up on stage doing what you loved, knowing how good it made you feel to bring your music to a crowd and have them sing it back to you. It was an awsome feeling to say “yup, that’s my dad up there!” I was so hype! I miss that awsome feeling so much! When I look in the mirror I see your face, when I hear your son’s speak i hear your voice. You are in all of us and the way we carry ourselves. Miss conversation and debates with you. Everytime I had a question, you always had an answer. I’ve had to live with not being able to say so much that I wanted to say to you. What I can say is that I’m still so proud to be your daughter and couldn’t be more proud to have had you as my father. We are missing you every second of every day. Hope you are resting in piece now , and I can not express to you enough how much I love you dad.

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