Thomas Taylor, Sr. Obituary

Thomas Edward Taylor, Sr.
Thomas Edward Taylor, Sr.
Thomas Edward Taylor, Sr.

August 4, 1926 - October 9, 2007
Born in Galesburg, IL
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Thomas E. Taylor Sr., 81, passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2007, at Genesis Senior Living Center, where he was residing. Funeral services will be 11 AM Friday, October 12, 2007, at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel with visitation one hour prior. Graveside services will follow at Masonic Cemetery.

Thomas was born August 4, 1926, in Galesburg, IL. His family moved to Des Moines shortly after, where he established a career as a pressman with Meredith Publishing at the age of 15. At 16 he joined the navy and served on the Carrier Shangrala in the Pacific campaign of WWII. At the end of the war he returned to his position at Meredith Publishing until retirement in 1986. He was active with the Shrine and had several hobbies including amateur radio, model airplanes, fishing, traveling and dogs. One of his biggest passions was ballroom dancing.

Thomas is survived by nine children, twenty one grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, two siblings and one daughter.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family.

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ WESTOVER CHAPEL.

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Visitation
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Friday, October 12, 2007
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Westover Funeral Home
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Friday, October 12, 2007
11:00 AM
Cemetery
Masonic Cemetery
1550 48th Street
Des Moines, IA 50311
Friday, October 12, 2007