David Stewart Taylor, 80, of Green Cove Springs, Florida, passed away on Monday, August 9, 2021. He was born in Sharon, PA, a son of the late Margaret Henrietta Stewart Taylor and The Reverend Theodore DeWitt Taylor. He has attended the First Presbyterian Church of Dillon during the summers.
David was a veteran having served as a Lieutenant in the US Navy 5 ½ years during the Vietnam War. He graduated from Ellicott City Maryland High School and the Naval Justice School in Newport, Rhode Island. He served as a legal officer in Thurso, Scotland and also served at the Naval Communications Unit in Trenton, NJ and aboard the USS Fiske out of Newport, RI. David also graduated from Grove City College in Pennsylvania, with a BS in Business Administration, and was a published author of 2 books, "Live Rich on a Small Income" and "Supreme Court Challenge". He was an avid sailor and he designed and built 2 wooden day sailor boats. He was a member of the Sandusky Sailing Club and the Klaxon Antique Car Club. He loved antique cars, owning a 1930 Model A ford in the early years of his marriage. He enjoyed designing houses, of which 20 designs are in his Live Rich Book. Other interests are, golfing and traveling in the United States and Europe to visit family and friends.
Surviving is his wife, Abigal Obst Taylor; two daughters, Andrea Lynn Taylor Ballard and her husband Jeff of Murrell's Inlet, SC, and Julianne Rae Evans-Carroll of Henderson, NV; granddaughter, Alexandra Lynn Evans and great grandson, Matthew Martin "Matty" Carl, Jr., both of Henderson, NV; brother, The Reverend Theodore DeWitt Taylor II, wife Sharon and daughter Kelsey of Plymouth, MI.
A memorial service, with military honors, will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at the Florence National Cemetery, directed by Cain Calcutt Funeral Home. A private burial will be held prior to the services.
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