John F. Taylor

John F. Taylor

Born: September 9, 1924 in Mapleton, Iowa

Died: November 30, 2012

Married Betty Ann Taylor on August 18, 1950. Lived in Kent and Renton WA for 60 years. John severed his country in the Army Air Forces as a Staff Sargent from January 16,1943 to September 25, 1945. He was awarded the air medal for meritorious achievement and the purple heart for his service in World War II as a tail gunner on a Liberator Bomber.

After returning home from the war, he was a semi-pro baseball pitcher in the traveling Iowa baseball league. He went into partnership with his brother-in-law Louis R Ford as owners of the White Spot Tavern in Kent WA for 29 years.

John enjoyed golf, traveling to Reno Nevada and was an avid horse racing fan.

John is survived by his wife Betty Ann Taylor; his brother-in-law Louis R Ford, his sister-in-law B. Maxine Ford and numerous nieces and nephews in Washington, Iowa Nebraska and Missouri.

A burial service will be held at: Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA on Friday Dec. 7th at 9:00am.

Memorials made be made to: , 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016

Published in The Seattle Times on Dec. 6, 2012