Clyde William Taylor
After a five year brave and stoic battle against cancer, Clyde William Taylor passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, with his long-time and faithful companion, Peachie Rita Shifflett Roach at his bedside at her home in Ruckersville, VA.
Mr. Taylor was born on September 6, 1940, in Louisa Co., VA, to the late Marion and Edith Taylor. He was married to the late Susan Brehm, the mother of his sons: Jeffrey “Jeff” William (Michele Adams) and their children, Carrington Brehm and Eric William; and Scott Anthony and his wife, Kristina Bell and their children, Noah Kyle, Zachary Mason, Brittany and Morgan McMullen.
Further, Mr. Taylor also thought of Peachie’s daughter, Lisa Roach, and granddaughter, Taylor Herring as his own.
Mr. Taylor enlisted in the U.S. Air Force when he was 17 years old and retired as a Senior Master Sargeant (SMSgt, E-8) after 20 years’ service. He then worked at the United States Postal Service until his second retirement. As a former aircraft Propulsion Superintendent and Jet Engine Technician, he then pursued his passion for flying -- gaining his pilot’s license and owning airplanes, until his health prevented his continued piloting.
Mr. Taylor was appreciative of the kind and loving assistance of friends, especially Peachie’s family and friends. In addition, there were numerous medical professionals who were helpful to him and supportive of Peachie, for whom they are grateful. A special thank you to Dr. Deborah Campbell for all of her support.
A Memorial Service and committal will be held on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 12 p.m. at Culpeper National Cemetery; 305 U.S. AV; Culpeper, VA with Rev. Josh Shifflett officiating and with military honors (for which protocol calls for active, retired, and military veterans in attendance wear uniform, if desired).
Pall bearers are: Griffin Powell, Bruce Shifflett, Wade Powell, Jerry Williams, Paul Meadows, and Fred Roach.
Condolences may be expressed at Ryan Funeral Home website, www.ryanfuneral.com; link “Expressions of Sympathy.”
Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville, VA is handling the arrangements.