Walter Glover Taylor, 72, of Butler, GA passed away Friday, August 16, 2019 at Navicent Health Medical Center in Macon. Funeral services will be 2:30 pm, Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the chapel of Cox Funeral Home, Manchester with interment to follow in the Woodbury Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:30 until 2:30 prior to the service.
Mr. Taylor was born April 4, 1947 in Woodbury, the son of Walter Stephens Taylor and Kathleen Williams Taylor. He was a Marine Corps Veteran and was a retired Colonel with the law enforcement division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Mr. Taylor began his career in 1968 as a Ranger and retired after 33 years. In 1992 he was recognized as the Peace Officer of the Year for Valor. After retirement, he went back to work with the Newton County Sheriffs office where he stayed for 13 years. Mr. Taylor was a member of First Baptist Church of Newnan and was previously a member of Centennial Baptist Church in Rutledge GA. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and working with horses.
Mr. Taylor is survived by his daughters, Stacey (David) Anderson of Cherryfield, ME, Anna Taylor of Richmond Hill, GA; three grandchildren, Jake, Sadie Mae and Beau Story; two sisters, Sharon (Steve) Wall of Ellaville, GA, Jeannette (Bennie) Crook of Reynolds, GA; two brothers, Wayne Taylor of Americus, GA, Steve Harris of Irving, TX and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mr. Taylor may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospitals online atstjude.org/givenow, or to a charity of your choice.Read More