George Earl Taylor
September 21, 1941 ‒ June 09, 2016
George Earl Taylor, 74, of Sunbury passed away early Thursday morning June 9, 2016 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
He was born September 21, 1941 in Ironton, Ohio to the late Forest Taylor and Bessie (Richardson) Dorfe and he graduated from Harding High School. He married Carol Smith, with whom he had two daughters; they later divorced. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force and was stationed at Port Hueneme, CA for 4 years and was a Small Arms Expert Marksman.
He owned 3 bars in Santa Barbara before moving back to Sunbury in 1984. He owned Kintz Brothers in Delaware and Village Tavern in Waldo where he met his wife Susan Fisher. His true passion was bees and operating as Waldo Ohio Apiaries, where he specialized in package bees, beehives, honey, and pollen. He fed the world one bee at a time. A special thank you to Hardeman Apiaries of Georgia for their support through the years.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 16 years Susan (Immel) Taylor; daughters Marlene (Ken) Colson of Boise, ID and Julie (Chris) Andreoni of Oklahoma City; stepson Mark Fisher; stepdaughter Suzette Fisher; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren; brother Arthur Taylor of Marion; sister Verla Meyers of Marion.
In addition to his father Forest Taylor and his mother Bessie Dorfe, George was preceded in death by his brother Samuel Taylor and his sister Jeanette Walters.
The family will receive friends on Sunday June 12, 2016 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William St.), Delaware and where funeral services will be held on Monday June 13, 2016 at 11:00 am with James Immel officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Association at graveside.
Contributions in George’s memory may be made to the Ohio State Beekeepers Association.
To share a fond memory of George or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com