Willard “Leon” Taylor, age 81 of Baltimore, died February 7, 2014, at his residence. He was a US Air Force veteran serving in the Korean Conflict and a retired mechanic from Center City International.
Leon was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Baltimore Masonic Lodge 475 F & AM, Aladdin Shrine, Scottish Rite, and Provost Unit of Aladdin Shrine.
Leon is survived by his son, Stanley (Donna) Taylor of Canal Winchester; three grandchildren, Heather Doomy, Christopher (Ariel) Doomy and Steven Taylor; two stepgrandchildren, Matthew (Sarah) McLaughlin and Ashley (Luke) Rahrig; step-great grandchild, Noah McLaughlin; sisters, Mary Ann (Flaveon “Dan”) Augg of Lancaster, Virginia Paskins of Lancaster, and Linda Dotson of Columbus; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Darlene Taylor, daughter, Carmen Doomy, son-in-law, Darrell A. Doomy, parents, Lloyd and Blanche Taylor, brother, Eddie Taylor, and brother-in-law, Gene Wealand.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 21, 2014 , at Trinity United Church of Christ with Rev. Jill Dunlap officiating. Caring Cremation(r) has taken place by the Johnson-Smith Funeral Home and Crematory, Baltlimore. The Baltimore Masonic Lodge 475 F & AM will have a memorial service at 6:30 p.m. at the church prior to the service. A private burial will be held in Basil Memorial Cemetery, Baltimore, at a later date.
Memorial gifts may be given to the Shriners Hospital For Children-Cincinnati, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229-3095.
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