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Earl Taylor

Oct 19, 2017
Earl Taylor

printed 10/20/2017


Earl Taylor, age 87, of Selbyville, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.

He was born in Baltimore and was the son of the late Rupert Earl Sr. and Florence (Face) Taylor.

Earl was a retired McDonald’s restaurant owner/operator and served in both the U.S. Army and the Merchant Marines.

He is survived by his heartbroken family, the love of his life and wife of 62 years, Bonnie E. Taylor of Selbyville; three devoted daughters, Debbie (Taylor) Whiteman of Bishopville, Kim (Taylor) Helmey and husband, Brian, of Darnestown, Maryland and Connie (Taylor) Bernal and husband, Scott, of West Ocean City; seven grandchildren, Capt. Justin Adkins, USAF, Rob Helmey, Jordan Helmey, Chris Helmey, Kiersten Helmey, Zachary Bernal and Tyler Bernal; and a great-granddaughter, Isabella Adkins.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Doris Miller, Lillian Hartley and Bonnie Gracy

A funeral service was held on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 at Bishop-Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville.

and on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 at Gonce Funeral Home in Baltimore. Burial was at the Glen Haven Cemetery in Glen Burnie, Maryland.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore, 635 W. Lexington St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, and Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, 1901 Rockland Road, Wilmington, Delaware 19803.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.bishophastingsfh.com.

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