Taylor, Don M.
Wadsworth, OH

Don M. Taylor, 67, of Wadsworth went home to be with his Lord, Friday, July 19, 2013. He was born December 27, 1945 in Wadsworth to the late Don A. and Dorretha (nee Coles) Taylor. Mr. Taylor was a member of Winning Side Baptist Church, and a graduate of Wadsworth High School Class of 1965. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, was in Vietnam and fought in the Tet Offensive. While in the Army he received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Army Commendation Medal. Don was retired from Parker Hannifin after 26 years of service, was an avid drag racer and was scheduled to race at Norwalk on Saturday July 20th. He was preceded in death by his sister Marvese Taylor.
Don is survived by his wife Micki with whom he celebrated 30 years of marriage, his children Denise (Robert) Douglas of Avon, OH, Donn (Janeen) Taylor of Akron, Johna (Kenny) Latimer of Euclid, step children Debbie (Dan Roberts) Maupin of Medina, Richard (Sandy) Purtan of Valley City, James (Michelle) Purtan of Brunswick, 7 grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, 1 step great grandson and his beloved dog Gidget.
The family will receive friends 2-4 & 6-8pm Tuesday at the Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth where funeral services will be conducted 12:00noon Wednesday. Interment with military honors will be in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.