Don Taylor

Born: Fri., Dec. 23, 1938
Died: Wed., Apr. 16, 2014


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Apr. 23, 2014
Location: The Crossing

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Thu., Apr. 24, 2014
Location: The Crossing

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   Mr. Don Taylor, 75, of Quincy, died at 3:21 p.m. Wednesday (April 16, 2014) in the emergency room of Tampa General Hospital.

   Born December 23, 1938 in Quincy, Don was the son of Noel and Gladys Weichmann Taylor. He married Carmen A. Witt on July 22, 1961 in Quincy. She preceded him in death on December 29, 2008.  He married Sharon Potter Bradney on January 16, 2010 in Quincy. She survives.

   Mr. Taylor served his country in the U. S. Army from 1957 to 1959.

   Don and Sharon loved spending the winter months in Sun City Center, Florida where Don loved eating out with family and friends. He was also an avid Pickleball player and was working with the Quincy Park District to institute play in Quincy.

   Don loved baseball and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and enjoyed going to Quincy Gems games for many years. He also enjoyed building and flying model airplanes. He was a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics, Quincy Elks Lodge 100, and attended The Crossing, both in Quincy and Ruskin, Florida.

  Don began his career in 1959 at Harris Corporation where he was a National Sales Representative for radio broadcast products until his retirement in 1998.  Following his retirement, Don always kept himself busy with home remodeling projects for his family and friends.

   Survivors include his wife, Sharon; three daughters, Mardy Harvey (Bruce) of Quincy, Melissa Speer (Jon) of Des Moines, IA and Melinda Oyos (Mark) of South Elgin, IL; a son, Pastor Matthew Taylor (Kate) of Stuart, IA; three step children, Carri Bellis (Dave) and Jodi Whitfield (Jim) both of Quincy and Chad Bradney (Kim) of Highlands Ranch, CO; ten grandchildren, Katie Hollensteiner (Kory), Karli Harvey (fiancee', Nolan Kurfman), Kristin Damitz (Dustin), Kylie Speer, Kelsey Speer, Taylor Grace Oyos, Sammy Oyos, Jonathan Taylor, Hannah Taylor, Joey Katherine Taylor; eight step grandchildren, Drake Bellis, Eric Bellis, Chloe Bellis, Devin Bradney, Sander Whitfield, Barrett Whitfield, Kiersten Bradney and Nate Bradney; two great grandchildren, Audrey and Morgan; a brother, Ronald Taylor of Taylor, MO; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Carmen; two sisters, Nancy Kramer and Mary Lou Stover;  a half brother, Richard Whitaker; and a half sister, Sylvia Stewart.

   Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10:00 in The Crossing at 48th & Maine by Pastor Matthew Taylor and  and Pastor Kory Hollensteiner.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

   Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 and Thursday morning from 9:00 until the time of services at The Crossing at 48th & Maine.

   The Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   Memorials may be made to The Crossing or the Quincy Park Foundation.

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Melissa Martens Rodriguez
   Posted Sat April 19, 2014
Mardy, Missy, Mindy and Matt, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I have so many fond memories of both your dad and mom. What a great man he was. May the Lord bless you during this really difficult time. Missy Martens Rodriguez

Gregory and Gail Stoller
   Posted Sat April 19, 2014
Mardy, We are so very sorry to hear of the sudden loss of your Dad. We pray the faith and love of family and friends will ease your sorrow during this difficult time. Our prayers are with you and your family..Gregory and Gail

Dick & Pat Wentura
   Posted Sat April 19, 2014
Dear Sharon and the extended Taylor Family,
Thinking of you---------------------------
Dick & Pat Wentura

Diane and Cor Van Der Woude
   Posted Sun April 20, 2014
Dear Sharon and Taylor and Bradley Families, we had the pleasure of knowing Don for only a few years, but so enjoyed observing the loving relationship he shared with Sharon. A strong man with a wonderful sense of right and wrong is what I felt from our first meeting. Our hearts and prayers are with you at this time. The sudden-ness of Don's passing will remind us each to think of each day as the precious gift it is and to always have our 'soul' packed to continue our walk into the light.
I pray you will treasure wonderful memories of Don and that these memories and your strong faith will give you comfort.

Tim and Jackie Flint
   Posted Sun April 20, 2014
Sharon and Family,
So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Tim and Jackie Flint

Bette Bunte
   Posted Sun April 20, 2014
Dear family, may the Lord be your true source of comfort during this time, your loss of your Dad, uncle, cousin, friend. I recall those days I was left charge of you children. Memories of your family are stored in a very special place in my heart. Love, Bette

Beth Forbes
   Posted Mon April 21, 2014
Sharon & Family, We were so sorry to hear of the recent passing of Don. Please know we are thinking of you & praying for your strength through this terrible time.
Sincerely, Kevin & Maddie Maas & Beth Forbes

Karen and Jim Gutelius
   Posted Mon April 21, 2014
Dear Sharon and family,
We are so stunned and sorry. Our dear friend Don and his many talents will be greatly missed. Our love prayers and sympathy to you Sharon and each of his children and grandchildren.
Love and hugs,Karen and Jim

April King
   Posted Mon April 21, 2014

DIGNITY IN WHITE was sent by Aveda Institute Des Moines.

Thinking of you & wishing you peace at this difficult time. Your friends at Aveda Institute Des Moines & Serenity Couture salons

Gloria Farmer
   Posted Mon April 21, 2014
Sharon, Continuing to lift you and your family in prayer. May God's grace cover each of you throughout this time. My heart grieves with you.

Your Sister in Christ,

Alan Rocke
   Posted Mon April 21, 2014

SHADES OF ELEGANCE was sent by Alan .

Dear Sharon & Family Our heartfelt love and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. We love you! Alan & Cassie

Dorothy Anderson Heimer-Republic,Mo
   Posted Tue April 22, 2014
Sharon, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Michelle Rocke
   Posted Tue April 22, 2014

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by The Shawn Rocke Family.

We are so sorry and send our love to all the family. Sending all our love, Shawn, Chelly, Andrew and Elise Rocke

Ralph Smith and Jane Daniels
   Posted Wed April 23, 2014
Taylor Family and Sharon
So sorry to hear of Don's sudden passing. So many great memories over the years of a great man. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

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