John Taylor

Obituary of John Dent Taylor

John Dent Taylor, 80, of Herring, WV, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, at Preston Memorial Hospital in Kingwood.


He was born in Masontown, WV, on December 23, 1943, a son of the late Emily Demoin and Vivian Agnes Taylor.


John was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He married the love of his life, Carolyn, January 26, 1964. John's career was spent working at Chem Metals, Inc. on Rowlesburg Road from 1964, beginning as a laborer working his way up to Plant manager. He worked in that position for several years until the plant closed after the 1985 flood. John then worked as an independent contractor, building and remodeling homes. John loved his wife, children and grandchildren, they were the light of his life. He also loved working hard on his 30-acre farm where he resided for 59 years.


John is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Carolyn (Cummings) Taylor; three children, Angie Taylor of Arthurdale, John Taylor and wife Vicky of Morgantown and Randy Taylor of Springfield, WV; four grandchildren, John "J.D." Taylor III and companion Tonya Sypolt of Masontown, Christopher R. Taylor of Myock, VA, Emily Buvalla and companion Stone Sanders of Denver, CO, and Kendal Taylor of Arthurdale; two great grandchildren, Gabe and Evelyn Taylor of Myock, VA; two brothers, Curtis Taylor and wife Carolyn and Albert Taylor and wife Diane; three sisters, Dixie Radabaugh, Shirley Urso and Ellen Michael and many nieces and nephews.


In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by an infant son, Gregory Scott Taylor; four brothers, Vance "Pete" Taylor, Dennis Taylor, Joseph Taylor and Sunday Taylor Sr.; two sisters, Wilma Gamble and Velma "Sissy" Taylor.


Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Saturday, July 13, 2024, from 4 – 8 pm and on Sunday, July 14, 2024, from 12:30 pm until the 1:30 pm time of service with Rev. Mike Harriman officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.


The family would like to extend a deep and heartfelt thank you to Ruby Hospital and staff, Masontown Fire and Rescue and all the Preston County EMS providers for the care and compassion given to John and his family over the years.


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