Carl J. Taylor, 83, of Dagsboro, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at his home.
Carl was born in Spring Creek, Pa., May 21, 1934, son of the late Glenard Ike Taylor and Mae Belle (Woodard) Taylor. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War.
Mr. Taylor was a hard worker that provided for his family. He worked for Collins & Ryan Gas Company in Millsboro until 1978 when he was injured on the job. He was proud to be one of the four employees of Collins & Ryan Gas Company who went into the town of Millsboro to shut off the gas after the town was evacuated during the huge gas leak in 1969. He also raised chickens and did antenna and TV service.
Carl loved fishing and telling fishing stories. He enjoyed spending time with his friends for AM coffee at the McDonald’s in Millsboro every day. Carl also loved going to yard sales collecting items for his family and always had his own yard sales on Memorial Day Weekend, where he would sell fishing poles that he collected and refurbished throughout the year. He loved time spent with his family and friends, the Christmas holiday and summer barbeques.
Aline, his loving wife of almost 64 years, opened a home daycare that she ran for 19 years and Carl enjoyed helping out with the kids; many of those children kept in touch and became his extended family.
He is survived by his loving wife Aline M. (Jones) Taylor; three children, Connie Cooper and her husband Tom of Dagsboro; Butch Taylor and his wife Sherry of Centreville, Md., and Debbie Daisey and her husband Tom of Millsboro. Carl is also survived by three grandchildren, Chad Taylor and his wife Dayna of Millsboro, Brandon Taylor and his wife Sarah of Stevensville, Md., and Jessee Taylor and his wife Elizabeth of Centreville, Md.; a brother, Donnie Taylor of Jamestown, N.Y.; a sister, Marlene Hamilton of Columbus, Pa.; and nine great-grandchildren.
A service was held Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Frankford Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Frankford. Interment followed at Millsboro Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Carl's name to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.melsonfuneralservices.com.