BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — Billy Ray Taylor, 65, of Boynton Beach, passed away on Jan. 13, 2013. Billy Ray was formerly of Birmingham, Ala., area (1947-1983), Ringgold, Ga. (1984-1991), Pinehurst, N.C. ( 1992-2008), and Dobson, N.C. (2008-2011). He was a 1990 graduate of Dalton College, Dalton, Ga. in business and a 1998 graduate of Sandhills Community College, Southern Pines, N.C., in computer science, Phi Theta Kappa. Billy Ray was a veteran of USAF Air National Guard (1966-72 – staff sergeant) aerial photo systems. A beloved Christian, friend, husband and father, Bill enjoyed computer programming, travel, cats, woodworking, bowling, gardening, Alabama football, hunting and history. Bill never met a stranger, was quick to volunteer to help others, and always made us laugh. He had a heart of gold. Billy Ray attended Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Delray Beach, Dobson First Methodist Church, Dobson, and Our Savior Lutheran Church, Southern Pines. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Debra Honeycutt Taylor of Boynton Beach; daughter, Jessica Watkins (Tommy) of Sterrett, Ala.; son, Jonathan Taylor (Malinda) of Birmingham, Ala.; granddaughter, Emma Watkins of Sterrett; sisters, Margaret Milam (Glenn) of Pell City, Ala., and Sybil Barber (Rick) of Trussville, Ala.; aunt, Lola Venable of Pinson, Ala.; and several cousins. Friends may call on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lorne & Sons Funeral Home, 745 NE 6th Ave. (N. Fed Hwy.), Delray Beach, FL; www.LorneandSons.com. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church (Historical Chapel), 400 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association or to a local animal shelter or rescue group in Bill’s honor.