Daniel James Taylor

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Daniel James Taylor
Dan Taylor, 57, of Charlotte, passed away on Thursday, December 24th, 2009 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was a nationally recognized speaker, author, business coach and lifelong entrepreneur. Dan was a creative, dynamic, and thought-provoking fountainhead of future-focused ideas. As a member of The Strategic Coach team, a writer and blogger, Dan's leadership and mentoring skills were treasured by countless advisors, business associates and friends. Dan was a forceful personality, his own man, independent and courageous and humorous to the end. He is missed and will always be fondly remembered.
Dan loved dogs, smart people, beautiful art, interesting books and sunsets in Santa Fe, NM. His passions were free speech, pet advocacy, and creating unique processes designed to improve the way we live, work and care for others. Dan was preceded in death by his mother and father, Gloria and Clyde Taylor, of King, NC; his sister, Jane Taylor, and his twin brother, Donald Taylor. Dan is survived by a brother, David Taylor, of Tobaccoville, NC; his nieces, Rachel Stauffer, of Charlottesville, VA; and Ashley Taylor of Tobaccoville, NC; his fiancee, Christine Sheffield; her daughter, Ashley Sheffield; and his three dogs, Roxanne, Zack and Pearl.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, January 9th, 2010 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm at the Doubletree Guest Suites - Southpark, 6300 Morrison Boulevard, Charlotte, NC. Dress is very casual. The family requests that those who plan on attending the remembrance evening please RSVP at 1-800-615-8533 as soon as possible.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Pet Cross at www.AmericanPetCross.com.
McEwen Pineville Chapel is serving the Taylor Family.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Jan. 3, 2010
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