Denzil F. Taylor 1933-2020

WARREN — Denzil F. Taylor, 86, passed away Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, peacefully at his home. He was in hospice care after a battle with cancer.

Denzil was born Dec. 4, 1933, in Masontown, W. Va., the son of Lucille and Wade Taylor.

He graduated in 1952 from Masontown High School. Denzil began and ended his career at Packard Electric.

Denzil was an avid hunter of turkey and deer all of his life and had many adventures at the farm in West Virginia. He loved to golf all year long in Warren and his winter home in Florida, and was on multiple golf leagues and a traveling golf league. He was a member of McKinley Community Church, the Masonic Lodge and IOOF.

Denzil traveled extensively throughout the world with his high school sweetheart and wife of 65 years, Virginia Taylor. They enjoyed spending quality time with their children and grandchildren.

They leave behind two daughters, Marsha (Mike) Sample of Middletown and Patricia (Jim) Wilkes of Champion; five grandchildren, Patrick Wilkes of Virginia, Stephanie (Aaron) Todd of Montana, Jaime (Matt) Barnett of West Virginia, Jessica (Evan) Wirtley of Ohio and Tommy Wilkes (Sarah McGhee) of Ohio; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Virginia preceded Denzil in death 11 months ago. Denzil was also preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister.

A memorial service will be held Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, at 2 p.m. at McKinley Community Church, 1524 Elm Road, Warren, OH 44483 for both Denzil and Virginia. Masks and social distancing will be observed. A live stream of the service will be available; please ask the family for more information.

As suggested by his family, memorial contributions may be made to Buckeye Hospice and Palliative Care, 3379 South Main St., Suites A & B, Mineral Ridge, OH 44440.

Please visit www.oakmeadowcremation.com to send condolences to the family.

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