Wilmer “Bill” Drennon Taylor, 90, of Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, formerly of North Haven, passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at the Elim Park Baptist Home, Cheshire. He was the devoted and loving husband for 57 years to the late Jean Clarke Taylor. Mr. Taylor was born in Lexington, South Carolina on June 23, 1922; son of the late John Luther Taylor and Queen Anne Sox Taylor; enlisted in 1940 upon graduation from Brooklyn Cayee High School in Lexington S.C. he served in the Submarine Service and received a Battleship Discharge in 1945; he operated Mountain View Farm and Greenhouse and left his last employer United Nuclear Naval Reactor division to operate Jetcraft Ceramics. Mr. Taylor spent his later years as a resident of Elim Park in Cheshire where he was known by everyone and enriched many lives of his adopted family of staff and residents with his endless stories and unique sense of humor. He fought bravely to the end and will be greatly missed by all. He was a longtime member of the North Haven Congregational Church and a member of the Corinthian Masonic Lodge # 103. He is survived by his son John Taylor and his wife Karen Taylor and by his daughter Merrilee Gladkosky and her husband George; also two grandchildren Sarah and Melissa Gladkosky, a Great Grandchild Colin Murray, a sister Annie Bradbury of Vineland, NJ and a brother Thomas Taylor of Sumter SC
Funeral services will be conducted in the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, North Haven on Wednesday morning at 11:00 with the Rev. Scott Morrow officiating. Interment will follow in the In Memoriam Cemetery, Wallingford. The visiting hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 5 pm. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be Elim Park Baptist Home Recreation Fund, 140 Cook Hill Rd., Cheshire, CT 06410.