William “Bill” L. Taylor, Sr. 87, of Fremont, OH and formerly of Fostoria, OH since 1959 passed away on Friday, December 3, 2021 at ProMedica Toledo, OH. He was born on May 30, 1934 in El Dorado, AR to Sherman and Idelle Taylor. Bill served in the National Guard and then went on to serve in the US Navy from 1952 to 1955 during the Korean Conflict where he was honorably discharged and received the Korean Service Medal, the United Nation Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He was an amateur radio operator with the call sign K5JLK and later K8TBW.
Bill married Geraldine McKinnon on September 22, 1953 in Mississippi and she preceded him on November 1, 2007. He retired from Allied Signal (Autolite Spark Plug) in 1991 after thirty years of service. Bill enjoyed traveling with family, especially on cruises, spending time with his grandchildren, watching movies and sharing memories of his time during military service.
Bill is survived by his children, William (Leila) Taylor, Jr., Georgetown, KY, Sharon Taylor, Fremont, OH, Catherine (Richard) Baker, Bloomville, OH; brother, James Hatchett, Houston, TX; grandchildren, Jason (Sabrina) Taylor, Eric Taylor, all of Georgetown, KY, Ashley Taylor, Fremont, OH, Ryan and Chris Baker, both of Bloomville, OH; great grandchildren, Courtney (Jason) Thomas, Kayla, Mackenzie, Thomas, Isaac and Jerrod Taylor, Briandre Freeman (Bill’s favorite personal barber), Rylan Baker; great great grandchild, Jace Thomas and a bonus grandchild, Jakobe Cruz.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Geraldine Taylor.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 from 10:00 am to Noon at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St., Fremont, OH 43420.
Service will follow the visitation beginning at Noon on Wednesday at the funeral home with Certified Funeral Celebrant, Susann Robitski Zimmerman officiating.
Burial will take place at Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, OH with Military Honors.
Memorials can be made in his honor to Donor’s choice.
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