TAYLOR, GEORGE, a Tampa Native, passed away April 21, 2011. He was born on September 14, 1936 at Tampa General Hospital. He grew up in Seminole Heights (“South Street Bunch”) and resided in Temple Terrace since 1960. He was a 1955 graduate of Hillsborough High School. He was employed at Florida Portland Cement for 42 years. George was very active with Temple Terrace Little League where he coached for 6 years and was a past vice president of the league. He also was a founding member of the Temple Terrace Youth Sports Association where he coached in the football program. After retirement, George resided in Cape Hatteras, NC for 10 years and had been visiting the area for over 50 years and was very active in the community. He loved fishing on the beach and offshore but he loved the spirit and the people of the Island most of all. He also loved going to Key West with friends and family during Lobster Season. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Sylvia (Midgett) Taylor, who was his childhood sweetheart since junior high school. He is also survived by his loving children, son George (Traci) Taylor, daughters, Charlotte (Joe) Eppich, Linda (Jeff) Abramson and Melody (Anthony) Kocsis. He adored his 9 grandchildren, Kristen, Marlee, Jeffrey, Joey, Dallas, Trey, Madison, Cameron and Hayden. He is also survived by his brother, James (Betty) Davis, his brother-in-law Allen Midgette, his uncle Percy (Dottie) Midgett, and many nephews, nieces and cousins. God be with you till we meet again. Contributions can be made to the Lewy Bodies Dementia Foundation (www.lbda.org). Due to a family illness, the memorial service will be postponed to a later date.
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November 12, 2011
St. Catherine's of Alexandria Episcopal Church
502 Druid Hills Road
Temple Terrace, FL 33617
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Was very saddened to find out that my Uncle George had passed away.At least he is in good company. My dad and mom were there to meet him Im sure.
Dad we are finally going to honor you in the way you so deserve. Mom is better now and I am sure thats all you really cared about anyway. You always cared more about everyone else then you did yourself. I still cry everyday and miss you so much. My heart aches to hug you one more time. I know you are looking after us all and I hope you can help Anthony with a miracle. Thank you for being the best Daddy any girl could ever have. Rest in peace until we see each other again. Love, MelPosted by: Melody - Thonotosassa, FL - daughter Nov 11, 2011
Sylvia, we are so sorry to hear about George passing away our hearts go out to you for your loss.
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Slyvia,we were out of town when we heard about George and we were saddened by this. You have our heartfelt sympathy for you and your family.Posted by: Joseph & Mary Ann Valenti - Tampa, FL - Friends of the Taylors Apr 28, 2011
Sylvia,I was so sad to hear about George,and my heart goes out to you and your lovely family during this sad time.
You all have my deepest sympathy. The pictures that have been posted shows what a beautiful family and life you and George shared. What great memories he left for you all.
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Won't ever forget the time George & Sylvia took us on a sunset cruise on Sandy Bay and we 'discovered' "George's Reef" (At least that's what we call it now ;) Didn't know a Grady-White could float in so little water!
We remember the time we visited with Sylvia and George in Cape Hatteras and they drove us all around the island,we picniced on the beach and laughed about the many times George would tell Sylvia he was going "fishing" with Billy and end up in Havanna. We will miss him. Our love and prayers are with you, Sylvia and your family.