KILL DEVIL HILLS — Ashley Lynn Taylor left his earthly body on May 11, 2022. Ashley was born on August 24, 1965, and was raised in Newport News, VA. He later moved to Kill Devil Hills, NC to raise a family of his own. Ashley had a passion for surfing and was always drawn to the ocean from a young age. He loved taking drives on the beach, fishing, and watching thunderstorms out over the ocean. He was an artist by nature, was a talented musician, and played in many bands throughout his life. He always had an ongoing art project and gifted many pieces to his loved ones. He was a talented chef and could caramelize onions like no other. He loved gardening and growing peppers to make his amazing ‘Smoldering Ash’ hot sauce.
Ashley was a well-known cab driver on the Outer Banks and he enjoyed his career with Lady Jane Taxi Co. He was a loving friend, father, and Bop Bop. He was quite the comedian and had a way of always making people laugh. Ashley was a genuine soul and made friends wherever he went. He made a lasting impression on the hearts of so many, and he will be missed dearly.
Ashley is preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Taylor, and father, L.C. Taylor. Ashley is survived by his two daughters, Sarah Taylor and Leah Taylor; two grandchildren, Asa Warner, and Cassidy Long; two brothers, Joel Taylor and Bennett Taylor; three nieces, Becca Dobbins, Tiffany Gould, and Sydney Taylor; and two cousins, Andy Britt and Kathryn Haislip.
A celebration of life will be held at Avalon Pier on Monday, May 23, 2022, at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the mental health non-profit organization – To Write Love On Her Arms. To share condolences with the family, please visit www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.