Hazel Neal Taylor, 78, of Denver, NC passed away on August 2, 2023, at Atrium Health Hospital in Pineville. He was born on August 11, 1944, in Mecklenburg County. He was the son of Frank and Arrie Taylor.
Hazel served proudly in the United States Air Force and the United States Army.
Hazel was a retired vending mechanic who was great with his hands. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix. He was very artistic, being part of the Charlotte Art League, he made and displayed copper artwork at various places.
In his free time, he enjoyed sitting in the sun and sun fishing. He especially loved spending time camping with his wife Terri and Barney the family pet.
Hazel is survived by his loving wife of 45 years Terri Taylor; his son Chris Freeman and his wife Crystal of Denver, NC; his daughter Jill Wensil of Iron Station, NC; his grand-daughter Camden Freeman who is at Western Carolina working on her master’s degree. Her pawpaw was so proud of her, she was his baby girl and his two brothers Barry Taylor of Maiden, NC and Ronnie Taylor of Charlotte, NC.
A Family gathering to celebrate Hazel’s life will take place at the residence. The United States Air Force Honor Guard will render military honors.