Maurice Calvert Taylor
Maurice Calvert Taylor

OHIO CITY, Ohio — Maurice Calvert Taylor, 86, of Ohio City, died at 8:44 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the CHP Inpatient Hospice, Van Wert, Ohio.

He was born Jan. 18, 1928, in Ohio City, to the late Florence Lillian (Shindeldecker) and Cecil Calvert Taylor.

He married Shirley Ann (Scarpelli) on Jan. 1, 1950, at First Baptist Church.

Other survivors include a son: Keith E. Taylor of Ohio City; daughter: Gina K. (Larry) Subler of Ohio City; brother: Gaylord L. Taylor of Van Wert; grandchildren: Amanda (Michael) Decker, Stacey Subler and Erica (James) Roehm, and two great-grandchildren: Addison Roehm and Makayla Decker.

He was preceded in death by a sister: Coral Evelyn Marbaugh, who died April 4, 2014.

He had worked on the railroad, at Bordens Foods, the A & P Grocery, construction and as a television repairman. He retired from Daimler-Chrysler on Jan. 12, 1990. He attended Olive Branch Church of God where he taught Sunday School. A 1946 graduate of Ohio City Liberty High School, he was a veteran of U.S. Air Force, 1951 - 1955. He was a member of Academy of Model Aeronautics and Black Swamp Fliers. A member of Van Wert County Horseshoe Club, he was the 2004 county champion. He enjoyed growing apples, making apple cider and cutting wood.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 5, 2014, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert. The Rev. Steven G. Waterman of Olive Branch Church of God will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery Ohio City, with military rites at the cemetery. Calling will be Sunday from 1 - 6 p.m.

Preferred memorial is Olive Branch Church of God or CHP Inpatient Hospice Center.