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.