Dr. W. Forrest Taylor

Published 7:25 am Monday, January 30, 2012

Sept. 26, 1924 –

Jan. 29, 2012

Services for Dr. Walter Forrest Taylor, 87, of Quincy, Fla. will be Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Forest Hills United Methodist Church, 1729 W. King St., Quincy. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery.

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Dr. Taylor was born Sept. 25, 1924 in Taylor Crossing, Ga. He died Jan. 29, 2012. He was a graduate of the Emory University School of Dentistry and practiced in the Quincy-Bainbridge area for almost 50 years before retiring in 1996.

He was a Captain in the Dental Corps of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II and the Korean Conflict.

Dr. Taylor was a member of the Forest Hills United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of the Willachoochee Hunting Club. He also served as president of the Northwest Florida Dental Association in 1961-1962. Dec. 7, 1996 was proclaimed by the city of Quincy as “Dr. W. Forrest Taylor Day,” upon his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Josie Blitch Taylor; two sons, Bob and Tommy Taylor; his parents, Jimmy and I.V. Taylor; brothers J. Manning Taylor, John Lewis Taylor and Dr. Bobby Taylor; and a sister Margaret Taylor Markham.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Sullivan Taylor of Quincy, Fla.; children, Jimmy (Angie) Taylor of Atlanta Ga., Ann (Frank) Cox of Moultrie, Ga., Bruce (Dana) Burns of Bristol, Fla. and Adam (Shelly) Burns of Blountstown, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Ruth Bradley Munroe Taylor of Lakeland, Fla., Jean Taylor Wind of Taylor Crossing, Ga., and Jane Taylor Merritt of Tallahassee, Fla.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Charles McClellan Funeral Home of Quincy is in charge of the arrangements.