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James "Buddy" Taylor

July 16, 1929 — September 8, 2014

Westernport

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Westernport, MD

James Edward “Buddy” Taylor, 85, of Shady Lane, Westernport, and most recently of Egle Nursing and Rehab Center, Lonaconing, passed away Monday, September 8, 2014 at the nursing center.

Born July 16, 1929 in Westernport, he was the son of the late William Henry and Bessie Elizabeth (Custer) Taylor.  He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Jenkins, and two brothers, Paul and David Taylor.

Mr. Taylor was a United States Army Veteran, having served during World War II.  He was retired from the Garrett County Roads Department.  “Buddy” was a member of Mt. Zion Methodist Church, Swanton, a former member of Potomac Fire Company, a member of the Western Maryland Gun Dog Association, as well as a member of the Folly Run Sportsman Club.  He was a collector of old coins and loved to pitch horseshoes.

He leaves behind a son, Russell Taylor of Swanton, a daughter, Barbara Davis and husband Doug of Swanton, two sisters, Edith Kerns of Moran Manor Nursing Center, and Ruth Woods and husband Bob of Oakland.  He is also survived by three granddaughters, Kristy Reed and husband Eric, Holly Doman and husband Josh and Kayla Davis and his great grandchildren, Austin Reed, Erika Reed, Josh Doman and Hayden Doman.

Friends and family will be received at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Wednesday from 7 to 9 PM.  A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home chapel on Thursday at 11:00 AM, with Rev. Gary Rankin officiating.

Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport, where military honors will be accorded at graveside.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Egle Nursing Center for the care and compassion given to “Buddy” while a resident there, especially CNA Janet Rennie.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Boal Funeral Home to help defray funeral expenses.

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