Jul. 1, 1951 Battle Creek Calhoun County Michigan, USA
Jun. 6, 2009 Ceresco Calhoun County Michigan, USA
Mr Taylor was born on July 1, 1951, in Battle Creek to Floyd "Bud" and Barbara (Warner) Taylor. He received his GED in 1969. Mr. Taylor joined the U.S. Army in 1969. He served in the 173rd Airborne during Vietnam and he was honorably discharged in 1971. On December 31, 1986, he married Melissa C. Hanson in Battle Creek she survives.
Mr. Taylor was currently working at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Battle Creek as a medical equipment service worker since 2000. He also was employed at Ralston Foods in Battle Creek for 22 years. Mr. Taylor was an avid Harley-Davison Motorcycle rider. He enjoyed many road trips on his bike locally and across the United States. He had taken numerous trips to Bike Weeks at Sturgis, south Dakota, and Daytona Florida. Mr Taylor enjoyed spending time with his family especially the time watching his grandsons play baseball. He was willing to give a helping hand to anyone in need, and he will be missed by many.
He is survived by his wife Melissa of Ceresco, three children Jennifer(Bill) Polokovich of East Leroy, Christopher Taylor of Ceresco, and Levi (Dayna) Bates of Richmond HIlls, Georgia, three grandchildren, Bill and Alex Polokovich of East Leroy and one on the way. He is also survived by his siblings, Floyd (Diana) Taylor of Climax, Rachel Farliegh, Bonnie Clear, Beverly Taylor, Gloria (Steve) Hartman all of Battle Creek, and Pat (Walker) King all of Riverdeale. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Larry Taylor and Jim Taylor.
Visitation will take place at the Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home on Thursday from 2-4pm and 6-8pm with family present at that time. Funeral services celebrating his life will take place at 10:30 am on Frieday at the funeral home with Father Partick Murphy officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery.