Confirmed: William Taylor, JR., Retired US Air Force, Vietnam (141-21) 28 JUL 21

July 28, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 11:15 am
Mission Park Funeral Chapels (North)
3401 Cherry Ridge
San Antonio, TX 78230

The family of Mr. William Richardson Taylor Jr., a US Air Force (Ret.) Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders at the LEO supported procession, and graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one. We are honored to accept this invitation.

Bill Taylor, age 83, passed peacefully with his wife and loyal dog by his side on Monday, July 12, 2021 at their home in San Antonio, TX after a courageous battle with cancer and COPD.  He is preceded in death by his mother, Erma Jones Huff, his father William Richardson Taylor, Sr.; and brother, James Pollock Ferguson.

Bill is survived by his wife of 19 years, Janet Lee Taylor (Shadwick), his sweet cocker spaniel, Mollie; daughter, Linda Buller (Patrick), granddaughters Fae Miller (Ken) and Jessie Schutt (Ryan) of Omaha. Stepchildren, Lisa Stewart, Mark Porter (Kari), and Sarah Porter of San Antonio. Grandchildren, Zoe, Natalie, Elliott, and Marshall. Step grandchildren, Brody, Hayley, Tanner, Katelyn, Clayton, Brayden, Logan, Kendall, Wyatt. Sister-in-law, Donna Walker (Richard) and brother-in-law, Phil Shadwick (Carolyn). And longtime friend (sister), Jennifer “Winkie” Long.  Bill was born in Philadelphia, PA., and grew up in Upper Darby.

At 17, he joined the United States Air Force, proudly serving for 22 years, along with two tours in Vietnam and receiving the Bronze Star. After retiring as a Master Sargent from active duty as a senior security policeman, he continued to serve our country as a civil servant as the K-9 kennel master, training security dogs at Lackland Air Force Base. He also worked at NISD as a part-time bus driver for many years.  In addition to his passion for working with man’s best friend, he was an avid car enthusiast, with the corvette being his favorite. He enjoyed watching all sporting events, but most notably the Indy500, Nascar, and Golf. And despite living in Texas, Bill was a devout Philadelphia Eagles and Penn State football fan.

The family invites you to join them in celebrating eighty-three years of a life well lived on Wednesday, July 28th, for a graveside memorial service. Family and friends are invited to join in the procession from the funeral home led by the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders.

WEATHER: Hi 97 / Lo 75, 0% Chance of Rain, 61% Humidity, Wind: 8 mph SE8

REQUESTOR:  Sarah Porter, Step Daughter

STAGING:  9:00 am, Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Mission Park Funeral Chapels (North)
3401 Cherry Ridge Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78230 PXSedUNBL8M2

BRIEFING:  9:15 am

HONOR LINE:  9:30 am


KSU:  9:45 am (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   10:15 am – Shelter #2
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78209


RC:   Kurt “Goose” Goslin

FC:   Richard “Bean” Sandoval


1. Iron horses if you can, cages are always welcome and appreciated and unless under special circumstances not allowed in processions. You do not have to have a motorcycle to participate in honoring our veterans.

2. Safety First: Please remember to properly hydrate (including the night before) before any outdoor activity and to dress appropriately. Do not hesitate to take a break at any time if you feel you need to get in the shade or get indoors and always ask for help at any time. Also please do not forget your sun screen.

3. Please remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent, and with honor and. NO TALKING, SMOKING, CHEWING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, OR CELL PHONE USE IN THE FLAG LINE!

4. Cemeteries are hallowed ground. Please keep radios off and engine noise to a minimum. Observe the 15 MPH speed limit. Show our respect to ALL who are in attendance.

5. If riding/driving a motorcycle on Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, which is located within a Military Installation, you will need to wear closed toe shoes, long sleeve shirt, gloves, DOT approved helmet, eye protection, long pants, and boots/shoes that cover the ankle.

 ***Safety Notice***
Before volunteering and/or attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders missions we encourage you to review all safety information below.  Included are some potential safety concerns to be aware of, however this does not include the full scope of all potential hazards.  Anyone attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders mission understands that they do so at their own risk. Neither the Patriot Guard Riders Organization nor its representatives are liable for any damages incurred on any PGR mission or event.
Funeral Processions/Escorts
EVERY RIDER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for their own safety at all times while riding in a funeral procession.

At NO TIME are any riders authorized to block any intersection or otherwise block or impede traffic laws in any way.  Only Law Enforcement officials are authorized to block and/or impeded the lawful flow of traffic.

If you choose to fly a flag on your bike you are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for ensuring it is secured and not a danger to any other rider or traffic.

Warm Regards,
Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson
Deputy State Captain
San Antonio Patriot Guard
Honor, Dignity, Respect
Cell: (562) 413-2223