He was born Jan. 18, 1934 in Cherokee to the late Will Taylor and Cecelia Standingdeer Taylor.
Cecil was a retired Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.
Cecil is survived by one brother, Mitchell Taylor; one sister, Lucy Bigmeat; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Cecil was preceded in death by two brothers, William H. Taylor and Gilbert Taylor; and two sisters, Wilma Junaluska and Hazel Taylor.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, Feb. 13 at Long House Funeral Home Chapel from 11am-1pm with funeral services to follow at 1pm. Rev. James “Bo” Parris will officiate. Burial will follow at the Taylor Family Cemetery on Standingdeer Road in Cherokee.