Donald Franklin Taylor


May 16, 1935 - December 10, 2023

Donald Franklin Taylor went to be with the Lord on December 10, 2023. Born on May 16, 1935, he was the first of three sons born to Franklin and Elizabeth Kish Taylor in Cleveland, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, by brothers Ralph and Robert, and by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Educated in Ohio public schools, he graduated from Independence High School in 1953. He attended Bob Jones University and graduated with a double major in 1959. In later years, he earned a Master of Arts degree from Georgia State University.

Don's professional life included public school teaching and pastoring. He built several churches and was active in pastoral ministry in three different districts of the Assemblies of God over a forty year period.

He is survived by Janice Ward, his wife of 63 years; two sons, David (Angela) and Timothy (Inga), and five grandchildren (Hanan, Mark, Noah and Benjamin, Theodore).

Burial will be in the church cemetery of New Hope Assembly of God in Graceville, Florida.

A Memorial service was held Saturday, December 16 at 11am at The Assembly, 2925 West Palmetto St, Florence, SC.

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David Taylor - Posted at 12/11/2023 4:54pm EST
Pastor Don was the best. He will be missed. ❤️
Linda & Jim Webb - Posted at 12/12/2023 7:58pm EST
Don was always the mature cousin, the only one of us who became an ordained minister. He always held a special place with my Mom (his aunt Margaret Kish Toth). Our prayers are with Janice, David and the rest of the Taylor family.
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