MIFFLINTOWN - Richard L. Taylor Sr., 63, of Mifflintown, died at 5:44 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at his home.
Born on April 25, 1950, in Spruce Hill, Juniata County, he was a son of the late Chauncey S., Sr. and Pearl E. (McCormick) Taylor. On June 9, 1990, he married Bobbie A. (Herman) Taylor, with whom he shared more than 23 years of marriage.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children: Angela Sieber and her husband, Brian, of Mifflintown, Melissa Taylor and her companion, Paul, of Mifflintown, Richard Taylor Jr. and his wife, Jamie, of East Waterford, Douglas Taylor, of Lewistown, Justin Taylor, of Mifflintown, Airman Jeremy Yeater and his wife, Kelsey, Spangdahlem, Germany; four brothers, Jack E. Taylor, of McAlisterville, Robert A. Taylor, of Anderson, S.C., Graham E. Taylor, of Port Royal, David P. Taylor, of Annville; five grandchildren, Ashley Wenrich, Cody Benner, Preston Taylor, Aaron Taylor and Riley Taylor, and he leaves behind one great- grandson, Tristan Wenrich.
Four brothers, James C. Taylor, Chauncey S. Taylor, Jr., Kenneth P. Taylor, Ronald K. Taylor and one sister, Helen Goshorn, preceded him in death.
Mr. Taylor was a 1968 graduate of Juniata Joint High School, Mifflintown, a member of St. John's United Methodist Church and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose.
In earlier life, he was employed as a truck driver for Masland Carpets, Carlisle, Zimmerman Truck Line, Mifflintown, Cardinal Transport, Joliet, Ill., and Forward Air, Columbus, Ohio, until he became a self-employed owner/operator.
Richard was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed dirt track racing, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandson.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 28, 2014, at the St. John's United Methodist Church, McAlisterville, with the Rev. Candace Arnold officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
A viewing will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, 2014, with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville.
For those that wish, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Taylor's memory to the St. John's United Methodist Church, 33401 Route 35 North, McAlisterville, PA 17049, or to the American Cancer Society, 324 S. Logan Blvd, Suite B, Burnham, PA 17009.
Online tributes and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.brownfuneralhomesinc.com.