Richard Harvey Taylor
Carlson-Geisendorf Funeral Home
Richard Harvey Taylor, 74, of Salina, passed away Wednesday, July 24th, at his residence. Rick was born in Salina, Kansas on June 10, 1939, a son of Lee Taylor and Florence (Gruber) Forkner.
He worked as a Quality Assurance Inspector at Beech Salina. He was a graduate of Salina High School in 1957, a member of the St. Johns Lutheran Church in Salina, former member of the EAA (Expermintal Aircraft Association), NAG (National Air Racing Group), VFW Post 7743 in Osborne, KS, and American Legion Post 721 in Salina.
Rick was united in marriage to Lavene "Chris" Christine Taylor on June 27, 1976, she survives.
Also surviving -
Mother: Florence Forkner
Step sister: Georgia Hood, of Mount Vernon, Washington
Two daughters: Penny (Mike) Burke, of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
Kathy (Glen) Clements,of Salina
Son: Gary (Debra) Wilson, of Lucas, Kansas
Grandchildren: Kristin Burke
Dustin (Tammy) Wilson
Michel (Heather) Wilson
Kaitlyn (Cory) Clements-Krager
Great-grandchildren: Michael Burke
Nicholas Burke Jr.
Lyric (Micheal) Burke-Dingle
He is preceded in death by 2 sons, (Kevin Taylor and Mark Taylor); 1 stepbrother (John Forkner); step-sister, Florence Barrett; grandson (Michael Burke); and a great granddaughter Shyan Burke.
A memorial service will be held at at Carlson-Geisendorf Funeral Home, at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 3, 2013, with Pastor Joel Reimers officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Americas Vet Dogs, 371 E. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, New York 11787-2976; The USO, 2111 Wilson Blvd. Ste. 200, Arlington, Virginia 22201; or the American Lung Association, 4300 SW Drury Lane Topeka, Kansas 66604.
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