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2550 Nebraska Avenue
Toledo, OH 43607
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Charles Bernard

July 18, 1931 – October 3, 2018

Charles Taylor
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Obituary for Charles Bernard Taylor

Charles Bernard Taylor departed this life at the Kingston in Sylvania on Oct. 3, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Charles was born on July 18, 1931 in Blytheville, Ark. to Dr. E. C. and Lucille Taylor. The family moved to Toledo, Ohio when he was six years old.

As the oldest of 10, Charles always looked after the family and he became the counselor and adviser to many. The family nicknamed him the "Godfather."

A graduate of Scott High School, he served his country during the Korean War. As a member of the United States Air Force he was stationed in Korea and Japan. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant before being honorably discharged.

After returning to Toledo, he worked for the U.S Postal Service, and then became a manager at W.T. Grant department store at the Swayne Field shopping plaza. In 1967, Charles was hired as a Tax Collector Investigator for the City of Toledo, in the City Tax Division. In 1983, Charles was promoted to the Tax Administrator position, which he held until his retirement, in 1989. He also started his own company CDA tax preparation in the early 1970's.

Charles was an avid card player and Bid Whist was his favorite game at family get togethers. He also enjoyed bowling and he loved being on the golf course.

He was a faithful member of First Church of God for many years and served as church Treasurer for several years.

Charles often said that "family is everything," and he spent his life caring for and uplifting his loved-ones.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife Catharie Bell Taylor, sisters, Betty Conner and Ernestine Wiggins and brothers Larry Taylor and Ronald Mosely.

Charles is survived his children, Darrell (Marlene)Taylor, Pamela (Derrick) Robinson, Arthur (Marna) Taylor, and Serena (David) Rayford; grandchildren, Ashley Taylor, Darrell Taylor Jr., Juliana Taylor, David Rayford Jr., Anika McCants-Brown (Jason), Janessa(Daniel) N'Guessan, Jason Rayford, Lauren Robinson, Christopher (Deborah), Rayford, Juliana Taylor, Jessica Spigner, Justin Spigner; great-grandchildren, Jalen, Skylar, Anaya, Ian, Rhyan, Phoenix, Jason Jr., Dominic, Dorian and Aurora; brothers Sammie, Alvin, Ernest and Pierre (Alethea) Taylor, and Edgar Mosely.

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First Visitation

When October 10, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The House of Day Funeral Services Chapel
2550 Nebraska Ave.
Toledo, OH 43607
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Second Visitation

When October 11, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
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Service Information

October 11, 2018 11:00am
First Church of God
3016 Collingwood Blvd
Toledo, Ohio 43610

Interment Information

October 11, 2018 1:00pm
Woodlawn Cemetery
1502 W. Central Avenue
Toledo, OH 43606

Memorial Program

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