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Corey W. Taylor, 25

September 9, 2016
Traer Star-Clipper

Corey William Taylor, 25, of Peachtree Corners, GA died in a motorcycle accident in Johns Creek, GA on August 21, 2016. Born on June 21, 1981 in Pensacola, FL, Corey lived with his parents, Jim and Valerie (Heapy) Taylor in Shalimar, FL. His younger sister, Savannah, was born in 1993. The Taylor family moved to Johns Creek, GA in August of 2000. In high school, Corey trained as a fire explorer with the Fire Academy of Braselton, GA, where he earned the title of Captain in his senior year. He was in the first class to graduate from the new Johns Creek High School in 2010. In September 2010, Corey proudly graduated from the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Training at Parris Island, SC. He did not make a career of the Marines but did join his father in the family business, Taylored Tile. In 2013, he joined Spectra Contract Flooring, a division of Berkshire Hathaway where he became a respected Field Superintendent working on large, complex commercial flooring installation throughout the southeastern United States.

A memorial service was held on Thursday, September 1 at the North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, GA where Corey attended.

Left to cherish Corey's memory are his parents James and Valerie (Heapy) Taylor of Johns Creek, GA, and sister Savannah Taylor of Atlanta, GA; grandparents Don and Bette (Seda) Heapy of Shalimar, FL; aunts and uncles Gary and Kathi Heapy of Shalimar, FL, Felton and Karyn Sullivant of Fort Walton Beach, FL, Marcia Taylor of San Antonio, TX, and Charlie and Terry Ellington of North Pole, AK; cousins Nick Heapy and wife, Allie, of Johns Creek, GA, Mary Heapy of Auburn, AL, Erin Heapy of Shalimar, FL, Brandy Sullivant-Crosby of Crestview, FL, and Buddy Sullivant of Fort Walton Beach, FL. He was predeceased by his grandparents Mable Taylor and Harold Angus. Corey's maternal grandmother, Bette (Seda) Heapy, is the daughter of the late Ed and Mary (Podhajsky) Seda and the sister of the late Marvin Seda, all lifelong residents of Traer, IA.

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Corey had a passion for the outdoors especially fishing. A Mass for Corey will be offered at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Traer at a future date.



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