Cover photo for SAMUEL TAYLOR's Obituary


July 19, 1928 — February 19, 2020


Sammie (Sam) Lee Taylor

Born July 19, 1928 in Atmore Alabama. As a young adult he left Alabama, settling in Columbus, Ohio working for Liberty Motors Company. There he met and married Sara Anderson in 1959 and they had two children, Shawn and Steven.

He was called to service in 1952 and he chose the U.S. Air Force. He was able to travel the world to such exotic locations as England, Greenland, Japan, Germany, Holland, Labrador, Libya and Africa and various states across the U.S. Sam retired from the Air Force after 23 years and established his home in Lancaster, CA. He worked with most of the aerospace companies on many major contracts and retired from Northrop Grumman in 1997 as a Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) Specialist. He also worked for Air Canada, Boeing & Rockwell. As you can see, he was well versed in the Aerospace industry!

Sam was a member of Grace Chapel and enjoyed serving as usher to the congregation for many years. Until his health failed, he boasted that in over 15 years he had only missed 2 Sundays’ to serve.

He was an active Neighborhood Block Watch Captain and welcomed many new neighbors to the community. Sam loved working on his vintage cars, gardening, hosting BBQ’s and dabbling in the stock market. He was well loved and respected by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his mother Lucy Turntine, father Almer Johnson, Sister Amanda Bell Stallworth, Brothers Lloyd Stallworth, Hercules Stallworth and Kenneth Turntine. Wife of 58 years, Sara Taylor. Beloved sons Steven and Shawn Taylor and Uncles Joe Taylor, Otha Taylor, James Lawyer Taylor, Aunt Mary Taylor.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his sister Mary Alice Hudson (Atmore, AL), Daughter Cheryl Abercrombie (Reynoldsburg, OH), Granddaughter Tiffany Butcher, Grandson James Sanford Jr. Great Grandchildren Daijah Frazier & Darius Butcher (all of Columbus, OH). Godchildren: LC Gunn, Betty Gunn Donahue, Alice Dunn, Sadie Kemper & Bershay Gunn. Special Cousin Odell Taylor and Niece Sheila Richardson. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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