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Donald Lee Taylor

June 7, 1942 ~ November 19, 2018 (age 76)

Donald Lee Taylor, 76, of Kingwood, WV, died on Monday, November 19, 2018, at his home with his wife Ann and step-son, Matthew by his bedside.

Donald was born June 7, 1942, in Terra Alta, a son of the late Robert Taylor and Nellie (Burns) Taylor Nethken. He was a graduate of Rowlesburg High School. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served during the Vietnam War Era. Donald was a former owner of the Exxon Service Station in Rowlesburg, employed by the Preston County Board of Education as a bus driver for over 25 years, where he also had served as the Supervisor of the Bus Garage. He was later employed by F & M Coal. He was a lifetime member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2391. Donald’s hobby was trading cars.

He is survived by his wife, Ann (Shaffer) Johnson Taylor; one son and spouse, Michael and Reggan Taylor of Elkins; one daughter and spouse, Cindy (Taylor) and Mike Bloodgood, of Ft. Worth, TX; two step-sons and spouses, Mark and Barb Johnson, Matthew and Zeda Johnson, both of Kingwood; one step-daughter, Suzy Keener, of Kingwood; two sisters, Betty Jenkins, of Terra Alta, Mary Lou Conner of Indianapolis, IN; four grandchildren and spouses, Holly and Andrew Glover, Tara and A.J. Glotfelty, Adrienne and Mark Hulett, Jessica Bloodgood; five step-grandchildren and spouses, Niki and Osten Waybright, Nathanael Johnson, Courtney Johnson, Brandi Johnson, Kaitlyn Johnson; three great-grandchildren, Jackson, Ryder and Rylee; the apples of pappy’s eyes, Avery Waybright and Sawyer Waybright; his special love child, Slade.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant son, Daniel Taylor.

Friends will be received at the Rotruck-Lobb Kingwood Chapel; 295 South Price Street, on Saturday, November 24, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Sonny McNear officiating. Military honors will be accorded following the service at the funeral home chapel by the Preston County VFW Honor Guard. The family request any memorial donations be made in Donald’s memory to WV Caring Volunteer Department, P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, WV 26520.

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Donations may be made to:

WV Caring Volunteer Department
P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale WV 26520

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