Shirley “Wink” Taylor

Shirley “Wink” Taylor, 87, passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2020. Born in Clay County, Wink was a Korean War ear U.S. Air Force veteran. After his service, he worked for Goodyear Aircraft in Akron. He later retired from Rockwell International.

Wink loved hunting and fishing. He is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Velma; granddaughter Shawna Mullins; and brothers Freddy, Teddy, and Buck.

Wink is survived by his loving wife Barbara; son, Kent Taylor; daughter, Teresa Erickson; grandson, Christian Erickson; great-grandchildren Nautia, Taylor, Bentlee, and Dominic Mullins; great great-granddaughter Lai’lani Johnson; brother James; and sisters Robert Saletko and Connie Lane.

Family received friends on August 29, 2020 at Cotner Funeral Home in Reynoldsburg. His funeral followed at 10:30 a.m., he was buried at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

Those who wish may contribute in Wink’s memory to the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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