George R. Taylor

Birth Date: 
Thursday, July 11, 1929
Date of Passing: 
Friday, June 2, 2017

“Together Again”

George R. Taylor, 87, of Wooster went home on June 2, 2017. 

George was the oldest son born to the late Pearl Fess and Enid (Schroyer) Taylor on July 11, 1929 in Sidney, Ohio

He served his country with the Air Force 1947-1950, during the Korean Conflict and upon returning home, married Barbara Watercutter on October 14, 1950, and they shared 65 years together, before her passing July 6, 2016.

In his younger years, George enjoyed coaching his sons baseball teams and was an exceptional bowler.  Later, he set out for a career in sales and was a Carbide Tooling salesman for several companies, then retiring, a sales manager for the J.M Huber Oil Well Supply Company. 

Anyone who knew George, knew that he loved to talk.  He kept himself well versed on current events and read everything he could.  He enjoyed telling stories of his childhood and how things were “back then”.  Family gatherings would always have time talking about his childhood and the “orneriness” of him and his younger brother Rusty, who preceded him in death in 2015.

Dad always seemed to be a “Gruff” person.  However, anyone who knew him, knew that had a big heart and would do anything for anybody.  He held a special place in his heart for his family and loved them all, in very special individual ways.

He will be deeply missed by his children, Thomas (Connie) of Orrville, Denise (Michael) Dhayer of Wooster and Deanna (Olen) Schlabach of Shreve; grandchildren Dori (Nathan) Eggan, Dustin (Kristin) Taylor, Tara Figura, Alex (Nicole Trogdon) Dhayer, Corey (Tiffany) Schlabach, Noel (Eddie) Schafrath, Mariah Schlabach, Gavin Schlabach, Kevin (Andrea) Merkle and Shaun Phillips; great grandchildren Abigail, Elizabeth, Matthew, Luke, Aden, Jaxson, Morgan, Logan, Alyssa, Gavin and was looking forward to two new additions and a sister Margaret (Ralph) Schemmel of Sidney.

Along with his wife and brother, he was preceded in death by a son Richard in 2015 as well as 4 half-brothers and 2 half-sisters.

There is no greater love than that of a husband and wife and now, Mom and Dad are together again.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster with Rev. Stephen Moran as celebrant.  Interment will be at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Seville, OH at 2:00 PM on Friday.

There will be no calling hours.

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

Contributions may be directed to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions: 

LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691




A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church


Our most sincere sympathy and prayers for your families enjoyed so much getting to know your parents during the short time I cleaned for them liked all the stories he shared

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Blessed is the family legacy he built with his wife, and we pray you are able to come together to celebrate his life together. Best regards and prayers with your family during this time.

With deepest sympathies to everyone in your family for your loss. It was a great honor to have known your parents when we were neighbors on Mindy Lane back in the day and I will never forget it.

My heartfelt condolences goes out to the entire Taylor Clan. Mom & Dad Taylor were a very big part of my teen years and will be missed by all who they have touched.

I extend my sympathy to everyone in your family on the loss of your father. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

George and I became friends when we both lived at Smithville Western Commons. I've heard and enjoyed many of George's stories. My wish is that your family will experience warmth in the memories of your Mom and Dad. Know that you all will be in my thoughts and prayers during this time of loss.

My sympathy to the family. Keeping you in my prayers!

The Wooster Wayne Chapter of DAR would like to extend our deepest sympathy to your family in the loss of your loved one. We are very grateful fo George's service to our country. Patriots are what keep our nation free. May God Bless you and comfort your family at this difficult time.

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