PORT RICHEY, Fla. – Jack L. Taylor, 66, of Port Richey, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at home after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born July 20, 1947, in DeKalb, he married his loving wife and soulmate, Sharon Sipavich on Sept. 9, 2000.
In addition to Sharon, he is survived by his stepdaughter, Shannon Schaffner Pecikonis and her husband, Jason; the apple of his eye, granddaughter, Lily; sisters, Bonnie Elliot and Susan Doherty; and brothers, Clarence Taylor and Rick Hanson. He also is survived by many dear nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by parents, Willard (Pete) and Ethel Taylor and George and Elizabeth Hanson; his brothers, Jerry Taylor and Petie Taylor; and sister, Shirley Thorson.
Jack was a loyal and passionate Green Bay Packers fan. He also enjoyed his time on the golf course with his good friends. Jack will be remembered as an animal lover and one of the great joys in his life were his many pets; Annie, Gray and Cal will miss their "dad" dearly. Jack also will be remembered for his loyalty to his family, friends and country.
A celebration of his life will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the DeKalb Moose Family Center – Lodge 586, 1231 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb.