Chico mayoral candidate Greg Taylor died Saturday. According to the Wise County Messenger, the 50-year-old Taylor had filed to fill the mayor position vacated by former mayor J.D Clark following his election as Wise County judge last November.
To date, Chico mayor pro tem Karen Garrison has taken over mayoral duties. After attending several council meetings, Taylor filed to be included in the May election ballot for mayor. Other candidates include Euell Gale Rackley, Garrison and Roger Mead.
"He seemed to be real civic minded and I wish there were more like that," Garrison said. "We’re down another good community member." Graveside service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Fairview Cemetery in New Fairview. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.