Dana P. Taylor

Birth Date: 
Sunday, May 22, 1949
Date of Passing: 
Sunday, April 7, 2019

WOOSTER – Dana P. Taylor, 69, of Wooster passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Wooster Community Hospital.

He was born May 22, 1949 in Wooster, the son of Paul E. and Ruth Watts Taylor.  He married Linda D. Morris on December 29, 1973.  She preceded him in death on December 11, 2014.

Dana was a 1967 graduate of Wooster High School and had worked as a machinist and set-up man at Wooster Brush for 46 years retiring in 2012.  He was a 50 year member of Central Christian Church.

He was also a member of the Eagles Lodge and American Legion Post #68.  Dana loved hunting, fishing, camping, gardening, photography, NASCAR, and Ohio State Football.

He proudly served his country with the U.S. Army as a tank operator stationed in Germany.

Surviving are his children, Tammy (Ken) Botham of Vienna, WV, Misty (Shawn) Baker of Wooster, Morgan (Heath) Shallenberger of Apple Creek and Megan Taylor of Wooster; grandchildren, Hunter Taylor of the home, Brendon Botham of Morgantown, WV, Kortney Shallenberger of Wooster and Jared Shallenberger of Wooster and a great-grandson, Jaxson Tolsma; a sister, Diane (Ross) Shriver; a special cousin, Randy Retherford and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends will be received 2 hours prior to the 5:00 p.m. service on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Central Christian Church, 407 N. Market St., Wooster with the Rev. Glen Schory officiating.  Burial will be on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Rd., Seville.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Wounded Warrior Project, 230 W. Monroe St., Ste 200, Chicago, IL 60606.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.

Memorial Contributions: 

Wounded Warrior Project, 230 W. Monroe St., Ste., 200, Chicago, IL 60606


Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 3-5:00 p.m. at the Central Christian Church, 407 N. Market St., Wooster


Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. at the Central Christian Church


My sympathies go out to the entire family.

Everytime we come home, I remind Den, thats the taylor home., when we go by...as we travel old stomping grounds.. im so sorry for your loss of your brother.. we will be praying for you and yours!

God Bless & comfort you & your family at this time knowing that he is no longer in pain & he has been reunited with his wife & parents in Heaven. AND you'll see them again when God calls you home one day as well.

Thinking of all of you at this sad time and wishing you peace and comfort. Dana will be missed. God's love to all of you.

I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep all of you in my prayers. God bless you all

I felt so close as we were partners in church, school,facebook,and Wooster. So sorry for your unepected loss. He was a good man.

Randy. You have my sympathy for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.

So sorry to hear this sad news. We are so grateful to have met all of you. Dana will be missed. R.I.P. Dana Taylor.

Prayers for the family he was a great friend now your mama and him can dance all nite long.

Prayers for family and friends. Had such a lovely time when he came here to Florida and had such fun at Coccias when we came up to visit..will miss him a lot. God bless Dana... Rest in peace

My condolences to the Taylor family. Dana and I served together from basic training at Fort Campbell to 3rd ID, 76th Artillery, B Battery.

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