William Michael Traylor
- Published: December 3, 2009
William Michael Traylor died Sunday, Nov. 22. He was 26 years of age.
Born at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, he was the eldest son of Latondra Traylor and William Milton Clay. He was the first grandchild in his family to graduate with a bachelors degree, which he received in May from Central State University, magna cum laude. He graduated from Springfield High School and attended Lincoln Elementary.
William Michael Traylor is survived by his maternal grandparents, Theodore (Barbara) Traylor and Queen Victoria Traylor, and paternal grandparents, Ophelia Payne and Claude Clay; sister Ashley N. Kiser (Brendan); brothers Rubbeenie Stephens III and Cadean Clay; nephew and niece Richard and Ashlynn; aunts Debra, Angela, Jerl, Lucreita, Ann, Eva, LaChria and Sophia; and uncles Theodore James III, Thaddeus Traylor James, Willie, Basil, Tony and Claude. He is also survived by cousins Tisa, Sean, JP, Deanna, Montana, Claude Jr., Christopher, Ray and Tejaland; godmother Shonda Sneed of Yellow Springs; friend Ashely Wells and many others. He was preceded in death by his uncle Michael.
Visitation and funeral service were held Saturday, Nov. 28, at El Bethel Temple with Pastor Mark Tyler officiating.