A memorial service celebrating the life of Rick L. Taylor, age 68, of Newark, will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Criss Wagner Hoskinson Funeral Home with Chaplain Dan Fullen officiating. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home, 179 Granville Street in Newark.
Rick was born September 5, 1949, in Newark, to the late Richard and Sadie Taylor. He passed away April 29, 2018, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center (operated by Hospice of Central Ohio).
Rick retired in 1999 as Fire Chief of the City of Heath Fire Department. He was the owner of PCS, a computer business. Rick enjoyed golfing and cooking and was known for his delicious pork tenderloin.
He is survived by six children, Shannon Taylor of Newark, Jessica Parnell (Gage Campbell) of Columbus, Angel Poole (Joseph
Dowling), Danielle Johnson (Shawn Watson) and Ramone Johnson, all of Newark, and Richard Taylor of Lodi, California; grandchildren, Xaiden Parnell, William Taylor Dowling, Bram Paul Dowling, Madalyn Watson, Kyran Watson and Austin and Ella Taylor; and “Little Brother” Bob Marshall of Newark.
In addition to his parents; he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret A. Taylor, on January 24, 2015.
Criss Wagner Hoskinson Funeral Home is honored to care for Rick and his family.