Cloyd S. Taylor (1930 - 2018)

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PIQUA — Cloyd S. Taylor, 87, of Piqua, went peacefully to be with his Lord at 6:54 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, at his residence. He was born Oct. 6, 1930, in Piqua to the late Earl W. and Emma F. (Campbell) Taylor. He married Patricia A. Bradford March 12, 1954, in Richmond, Indiana she preceded him in death Oct. 22, 2007.

Survivors include two daughters, Gayle Jones of Troy, Barbara Abram of Piqua; four grandchildren, Erica L. Jones, Marcus A. (Erica) Jones, Taylor J. Abram, Xandria Z. Abram; four great-grandchildren, Kaila R. Jones, Carter A. Javier, Ali'lynn M. Jones, A'mirah M. Elder; his best friend and canine companion, Zuri; two nieces, Lisa Taylor, Kim Godsey; two nephews, Bobby Godsey, Larry (Carmen) Godsey; two great-nephews, Christopher Godsey, Joshua (Brian) Taylor; and two great-nieces, Emilee Taylor and Kalessa Hill.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ella Graves and Mary Godsey.

Mr. Taylor was a 1950 graduate of Piqua Central High School. He started his working career at Wood Shovel and Tool, where he worked with his father and eventually retired after 30 years. He then went on to work as a mill operator for the former Miami Industries and retired in 1991.

He was an active member at Second Baptist Church, where he served as the Senior Deacon.

He loved to sit and listen to jazz, blues and gospel music. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, watching them play football, basketball and any other activity he could share with them. He took countless hours of videos enjoying their sports, achieving goals or simply running around the yard. He spent many years coaching baseball for Miami Industries team as well as for the Piqua Youth Baseball Association.

A service to honor his life will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at Second Baptist Church, 232 S. Wayne St., Piqua, with Bishop Ted C. Willis Jr. officiating. Visitation will be held from 3-5 p.m. at the church. Funeral services are being provided to the family through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 580 Lincoln Park Blvd., Suite 320, Kettering, OH 45429.

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Published in Piqua Daily Call from Aug. 9 to Aug. 15, 2018