Frank was a United States Army Veteran, he served in Occupied Japan and the Korean Conflict in the 73rd Heavy Tank Battalion Company B. While in the Army, he was a Golden Gloves Champion at Fort McClellan, Ala. Frank retired from the Bureau of Indian Affairs after working for 30 years in 1982.
He was an avid boxing fan and he enjoyed watching Westerns. Carving was his favorite pastime. Frank was a faithful member of Rock Springs Baptist Church where he served as Head Deacon for many years.
Frank is preceded in death by his mother, Cinda Reed Taylor; brothers, Fred, Richard, and Lee; two sisters, Sarah Jane Smythe and June Maldonado; and son, Donald Taylor.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Charlotte Welch Taylor; children, Lois Dunston, Pete Taylor, Gayle Guilford (Don), Rod Taylor (Lana) and Lisa Taylor; grandchildren, Marlana Taylor, Quiana Tiger (Dwayne Stamper), Alan Taylor, Vanessa Tiger (Michael Harlan), Erin Taylor, Sage Dunston, Josh Taylor, and Cindi Guilford (Cy Young); great-grandchildren, Kyndra, Kyleigh, Jake, and Kamia Wiggins, Luke Stamper, Mica and Michael Tiger-Harlan, Zayden Crowe, Kynleigh Taylor, Trigger and Liza Young and Keiffer Taylor; a brother, Reuben Taylor; sister; Helen Arch; special son, Buff Maney; special niece, Fran Walkingstick; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service will be held at Rock Springs Baptist Church on Monday, June 18 at 2pm with Pastors Bobby Watts and Bo Parris officiating, Burial will follow at the Welch Family Cemetery, Wrights Creek Road. Visitation will be held at Rock Springs Baptist Church on Sunday, June 17 from 5 – 9pm.
Crisp Funeral Home will be handling the funeral arrangements. Pallbearers will be among family.