He was born Sept. 1, 1946, in Habersham County to the late Fred H. and Inez Savage Taylor.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was employed in the upholstery industry for many years and was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by: four brothers, Joe, Robert, Ray and Paul Taylor; a nephew; and a great niece.
He is survived by: three sons, David F. Taylor Jr. of Homosassa, Fla., and William Derrek Taylor and Darren Matthew Taylor, both of Griffin; two sisters, Mae Taylor Jones of Clayton and Betty Taylor Smith of Lakemont; and four grandchildren, Jerry, Austin, Carley and Hallie Taylor.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at Hunter Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Cannon and layman Lloyd Hunter officiating. Burial followed at Mount Zion Cemetery in Turnerville.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.hunterfuneralhomega.com.
The Clayton Tribune, Nov. 3, 2011