Service


Date:

January 20, 2018

Start Time:

2:00 PM

Location:

Merle Hay Funeral Home

Visitation


Date:

January 20, 2018

Start Time:

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Location:

Merle Hay Funeral Home

John R. Taylor

John Taylor, 83, of Des Moines died at Mercy Hospice on Sunday, January 14, 2018, surrounded by his children. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 20th, 2018 with a memorial service to follow at 2 p.m. John was born on 1934 to Randolph and Beulah Taylor. After graduating from high school, John went on to work at the box factory, and ended up working for the US Postal Service where he became a supervisor until his retirement. John then took a part time job at Smart Industries where he worked into his 80s.

John was very social and liked to go to local club and organizations, including the Masons, where he was a proud member. In his spare time, John liked to work on computers, repair cars, and he spent many hours riding his bike on the local bike trails. John was a family man, and much loved by his five children, six grandchildren, and give great grandchildren. John was described by those who knew him as generous, kind, forgiving, hardworking, and willing to help others. John had friends from all walks of life, and all are welcome to honor him at his service.

John is survived by four of his children, Sheri Flinn of Milwaukee, Tanya Taylor of Urbandale, Jeff Taylor of Des Moines, and Lisa Sellers of Des Moines. He is preceded in death by a son Keith and his parents. Johns family would like to thank CIC Associates, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Hospice. Memorial contributions can be made to Mercy Hospice.

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