Richard "Rick" Taylor, 68, of Houghton Lake, Mich., passed away at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Rick was born Sept. 29, 1944, in Detroit, Mich., to John and Zola (Detmer) Taylor.
He retired from the U.S. Air Force where he served for more than 20 years. Rick married Cheryl Herringshaw on April 26, 1997, in Fairbanks, and the couple moved to Houghton Lake in 2004. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Houghton Lake American Legion, Houghton Lake VFW
, member of the Vietnam Vets, NRA, DAV, and Air Force Sergeants Association.
Rick is survived by his loving wife, Cheryl Taylor, of Houghton Lake; son, Richard Taylor, of Fairbanks; step-son, Matthew Herringshaw, of Fairbanks; brother, Jock (Margie) Taylor, of Alanson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Rick will be laid to rest at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Mich. The date and time of the service is pending. Memorials may be directed the Wounded Warriors. You may express your condolences to the family at www.christler-holdship.com.
Christler Funeral Home-Prudenville Chapel is handling the arrangements.