Created on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Gordon Lee Taylor, 65, of rural Raymond, formerly of West Mansfield, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, in the comfort of his own home with his daughters and family at his side, following an extended illness.
He was born in Urbana on Aug. 14, 1947, to the late George and Anna Sprinkle Taylor.
On Aug. 17, 1969, he married Bonnie Lou Miller and she preceded him in death Sept. 21, 2006. He also was preceded in death by two sisters, Berniece Spellman and Goldie Simpson.
Survivors include his five daughters, Lisa (Marvin) Foreman of York Center, Sally (Allen) Ziegler of Lakeview, Angie Mathys of Raymond, and Tina (Robert) Cotterman and Elizabeth (Jeremy) Mathys, each of West Mansfield; 10 grandchildren, Michael and Bethany Foreman, Lashia, Zach and Allie Ziegler, Aaliyah Miller, Samantha, Megan and Kelsey Cotterman and Alexander Mathys; a sister, Ruby Stroud of Lakeview; four brothers, Tommy (Gloria) Taylor of Bellefontaine, Ralph (Gwen) Taylor of Urbana, Steve (Judy) Taylor of Marysville and Kenny (Shirley) Taylor of Tennessee; several brothers- and sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.
He was a retired supervisor with Premier at Honda and formerly served as a supervisor with Daylay Eggs.
Gordon proudly served in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict.
He enjoyed the Sci-Fi Channel, Animal Planet and Fox News, but nothing brought him more joy than his family’s weekly Sunday tradition of gathering for a meal and playing cards.
Affectionately known as “Papaw”, he was a devoted and loving husband and grandfather.
Brother Carroll Mathys officiates a funeral at 7 p.m. Friday at Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield, where visitation begins at 4 p.m. Burial with military honors is at a later date at Greenlawn Cemetery following cremation.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society.
Express condolences at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.