US AIR FORCE RETIRED VETERAN – 2 TOURS IN VIETNAM
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
BRIEFING: 9:15 am
HONOR LINE: 9:30 am
THIS IS A MOTORCYCLE ESCORT ONLY. NO CAGES PLEASE
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
**THE CAGES WILL MEET AT THE SHELTER IN FT. SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETERY**
RC: Kurt “Goose” Goslin
FC: Richard “Bean” Sandoval