Cyril Taylor

Cyril Taylor

Monday, October 31st, 1932 - Friday, January 3rd, 2020
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Cyril Taylor was born on October 31, 1932 in Liverpool, England as the youngest of 8 children to Eva and Percival Taylor. At the age of 6, when World War II began, he was evacuated to Wales with his younger siblings. He returned home for a brief period when his father became ill and passed away when Cy was only 7 years old. Although he missed his mother and siblings in Liverpool, he enjoyed life on the farm in Wales with the Williams family where he learned farming, milling, and woodworking. As World War II ended, he returned to Liverpool and attended engineering school, became an apprentice tool and die maker, and served in the British Royal Navy reserves. During this time, he attended a birthday party where he met a woman named Dorothy Caples but she left before he had the chance to speak to her. Luckily, as fate would have it, they met again at the same girl’s party 3 years later and this time he made sure she wasn’t getting away. Once his time in the navy was up, they decided it was time for a change. Cy moved to Toronto, Canada and Dot followed 6 months later. There they wed on July 10th of 1954. While in Toronto in November the following year, they welcomed their first son, Howard, into the world. After a couple years, Cy was offered a job in Chicago and the family ventured to America. In May of 1958, they went back up to Toronto to welcome their second son, Colin, into the family. A few years later in February of 1964, they had their first daughter Caron in Chicago. Cy enjoyed his work in tool and die throughout this time. His career moved the family from Chicago, Illinois to Huntsville, Alabama, and then to Columbia, South Carolina where they spent nearly 20 years together. He also worked in Sabinas, Mexico, Luxembourg and Iraq. In 1991, Cy and Dot moved up to Indiana for a senior management position at a manufacturing firm. It was in Indiana, where they both retired and decided to move down to Florida. For someone as active as him, retirement isn’t really retirement and he worked a few jobs while down south. His final position was a toll collector for Bob Sikes toll booth.

When Cy wasn’t working, he was very active in his many hobbies. He loved all kinds of sports including, tennis, soccer, football, dancing, swimming, water skiing, baseball, softball, boxing, golf, ping pong, pool, and darts. His adventurous spirit took them on wonderful vacations exploring all around the world. He also enjoyed woodworking and would build or fix anything around the house. While he enjoyed all of these things, the real love of his life was his wife of 63 years. His belief in God was a big part of his life as he grew up attending church regularly and remained strong in his faith throughout his life.

Cy joined our Father the evening of Friday, January 3, 2020. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Dorothy Caples Taylor, parents Eva and Percival Taylor, his brothers Jack, Ernie, and Fred, and his sisters Mary, Kath, and Doll. He will be missed by his children Howard, Colin, and Caron, granddaughter Alyse, and sister Maureen.
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