John W. Taylor, 88, of Wadsworth, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017. He was born June 27, 1929 in Lapeer, MI to the late Ira Ernest and Myrtle Rachel Taylor. Mr. Taylor was a member of First Christian Church was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was retired from True Value Hardware and was a former board member at Briarthorn Condominiums. His hobbies included Gourmet Club, snowmobiling, boating and woodworking.

He was preceded in death by his sisters Eleanor Thompson, Frances Congdon and his in-laws Alta & Glenn Mastin and Harold Larsen.

John is survived by his wife Anne with whom he celebrated 66 years of marriage, their children: John Mark Taylor of Olympia, WA, Jody Lynn (Oscar) Hawk of Rittman and Jill Anne Gibson of Wadsworth. Grandchildren Patricia Ranftl, Echo (Dan) Agee, Rachel (Jeremy) Straub, John Lail, Steve (Alexa) Hawk and Michelle Hawk along with 10 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00pm Friday at First Christian Church, 116 E. Boyer St. Wadsworth with Karen Rule officiating. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the services from 12-2pm at the Church.

Interment with military honors will be in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at a later date.