Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

John D. Taylor

John D. Taylor, age 73, of 18 Norman Drive, in Shelby, died early Monday morning in Shelby Memorial Hospital after a 4-month illness. He was born January 5, 1919 in Mansfield, the son of Darrell E. and Helen B. (Jackson) Taylor.

In the late 1940s, Mr. Taylor was an employee of the H.L. Reed Co. in Mansfield and then began a 30-year career with the Ohio Air National Guard in Mansfield in personnel, administration, and
the training fields. He was an Army veteran of WWII serving with the 38th Infrantry. He was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Shelby where he served as lay reader and treasurer. He conducted church services in area nursing homes for St. Marks at times when there was no pastor. Mr. Taylor was the first recipiant of the Jesse Rath award and was involved with the
FISH organization. He was a 1937 graduate of Mansfield Senior High School.

Mr. Taylor is survived by his wife, Anna Mae (Jones) Taylor, whom he married on January 26, 1941; a daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Jim Biehl of Renton, Washington; and a son and daughter-in-law, John David and Nancy Taylor of Phoenix, Arizona; 5 grandchildren.

Calling hours will be on Wednesday from 2-4 at the Turner Funeral Home and from 7-7:30P.M. at St. Marks Episcopal Church where Liturgy Of the Resurrection will begin at 7: 30 P M . with his pastor, Father John Jorden and Father Alfred Jarvis, Father Don Schaub, and Father Peter P’Alesandre, officiating. Military graveside services will be conducted on Thursday at 10:30 A.M. in Mansfield Cemetery by military personnel from Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton.
Memorials may be made to St. Mark’s Church and Ieft in care of the funeral home.

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