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Henry Benjamin Taylor

May 30, 1927 ~ June 12, 2017 (age 90)

Henry Benjamin Taylor, age 90, of Sanford, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017.  He was born in Milan, Georgia on May 30, 1927 to the late John Daniel and Henry Alice (Pressley) Taylor. He moved to Florida with his family in 1931 at the age of 4. Mr. Taylor was an avid farmer and rancher. At the age of 15 he went to work for Schumacher Farms, where he eventually became a foreman and worked until the age of 62 when the farm closed. In addition to his job at Schumacher, he was also the owner of the Double T Bar Ranch. He was preceded in death by his son, Gary D. Taylor in 2012, and also by his brother, John Daniel Taylor, Jr., and sister, Odessa Thrift. Mr. Taylor was a loving husband and father and is survived by his wife of 68 years, Emma Jean Myers Taylor; son, Michael Taylor (Paula); daughter, Jennifer Nelson (Randy); brothers, Martin and Leroy Taylor; sisters, Frances Crownover and Nelda Fleming; grandchildren, Benjamin M. Taylor, Tammy J. Taylor, Richard Nelson, Nicole Nelson, and Charlie Taylor; and 5 great-grandchildren. Visitation for Mr. Taylor will be from 2:00 – 3:00 pm, with the funeral service at 3:00 pm on Friday, June 16, 2017 at Victory Baptist Church, 4621 Hester Ave., Sanford, Florida 32773.  Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, 1975 W. 25th St., Sanford. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829 Arlington, VA  22215. Services entrusted to Gramkow Funeral Home & Crematory, 500 E. Airport Blvd., Sanford, FL 32773. Telephone 407-322-3213


Charitable donations may be made to:

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345
Web: http://www.cancer.org/

American Diabetes Association
PO Box 15829, Arlington VA 22215
Web: https://donations.diabetes.org



 Service Information

Visitation
Friday
June 16, 2017

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Victory Baptist Church
4621 Hester Ave.
Sanford, FL 32773

Funeral Service
Friday
June 16, 2017

3:00 PM
Victory Baptist Church
4621 Hester Ave.
Sanford, FL 32773

Interment
Friday
June 16, 2017

4:30 PM
Evergreen Cemetery
25th Street
Sanford, FL 32771


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