Mr. George Arthur Taylor

  • Born: September 14, 1936
  • Died: April 21, 2011
  • Location: Temple Terrace, Florida

Blount & Curry Funeral Home - Terrace Oaks Chapel

12690 North 56th Street
Tampa, FL 33617

Tel. (813) 988-9200

Tribute & Message From The Family

TAYLOR, GEORGE, a Tampa Native, passed away April 21, 2011. He was born on September 14, 1936 at Tampa General Hospital. He grew up in Seminole Heights (“South Street Bunch”) and resided in Temple Terrace since 1960. He was a 1955 graduate of Hillsborough High School. He was employed at Florida Portland Cement for 42 years. George was very active with Temple Terrace Little League where he coached for 6 years and was a past vice president of the league. He also was a founding member of the Temple Terrace Youth Sports Association where he coached in the football program. After retirement, George resided in Cape Hatteras, NC for 10 years and had been visiting the area for over 50 years and was very active in the community. He loved fishing on the beach and offshore but he loved the spirit and the people of the Island most of all. He also loved going to Key West with friends and family during Lobster Season. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Sylvia (Midgett) Taylor, who was his childhood sweetheart since junior high school. He is also survived by his loving children, son George (Traci) Taylor, daughters, Charlotte (Joe) Eppich, Linda (Jeff) Abramson and Melody (Anthony) Kocsis. He adored his 9 grandchildren, Kristen, Marlee, Jeffrey, Joey, Dallas, Trey, Madison, Cameron and Hayden. He is also survived by his brother, James (Betty) Davis, his brother-in-law Allen Midgette, his uncle Percy (Dottie) Midgett, and many nephews, nieces and cousins. God be with you till we meet again. Contributions can be made to the Lewy Bodies Dementia Foundation ( Due to a family illness, the memorial service will be postponed to a later date.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Family,
Was very saddened to find out that my Uncle George had passed away.At least he is in good company. My dad and mom were there to meet him Im sure.

Posted by Tammy Taylor Herman - Lake Wales, FL - niece   December 18, 2012

Dad we are finally going to honor you in the way you so deserve. Mom is better now and I am sure thats all you really cared about anyway. You always cared more about everyone else then you did yourself. I still cry everyday and miss you so much. My heart aches to hug you one more time. I know you are looking after us all and I hope you can help Anthony with a miracle. Thank you for being the best Daddy any girl could ever have. Rest in peace until we see each other again. Love, Mel

Posted by Melody - Thonotosassa, FL - daughter   November 11, 2011

Sylvia, we are so sorry to hear about George passing away our hearts go out to you for your loss.
Paul and Nova Apple

Posted by Paul and Nova Apple - Hendersonville, NC - friend   June 05, 2011

Slyvia,we were out of town when we heard about George and we were saddened by this. You have our heartfelt sympathy for you and your family.

Posted by Joseph & Mary Ann Valenti - Tampa, FL - Friends of the Taylors   April 28, 2011

Sylvia,I was so sad to hear about George,and my heart goes out to you and your lovely family during this sad time.
You all have my deepest sympathy. The pictures that have been posted shows what a beautiful family and life you and George shared. What great memories he left for you all.

Posted by Pearl Jenkins Waldron - Tampa, FL - school friends   April 28, 2011

Thoughts and Prayers with you

Posted by Patty Womack - arlington, TX   April 27, 2011

All our love and prayers are sent your way! It's so hard to let our loved ones go...even though we know they are released from their suffering on this Earth. May God be with your family to comfort you and bring peace to your hearts at this sad time.

Posted by Bryan and Jessica McNatt - Land O Lakes, FL - Friend   April 26, 2011

Our sympathies go out to you Sylvia and your family. He was a great HHS schoolmate and will be missed by all.

Posted by Wayne & Glenda Freeman - Jones Creek,, TX   April 25, 2011

I worked with George at Florida Portland for 30 years.

Posted by Ronald Conrad - College Station,, TX - Friend   April 25, 2011

I lived at 204 South Street and remember George well. I have good memories of George and all the neighbors. I am very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Elaine Brown Majndle - New Port Richey, FL - ex-neighbor   April 25, 2011

I knew George and his family when I grew up on South St. My sympathy to the family. Richard Wood

Posted by RICHARD WOOD - LONGBOAT KEY, FL - EX NEIGHBOR   April 25, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, Sylvia and to your children. We will always have good memories of George's kind and gentle manner and love of family. We loved our times with the two of you drinking morning coffee on your deck overlooking the 'Slash' in Hatteras Village. The fish fry has never been the same without seeing George in the frying hut and you at the dessert table. We love you.

Posted by D.J. & Ray Midgett - Washington, NC - Cousins   April 25, 2011

Sylvia, George, Charlotte, Linda, and Melody,

My thougths and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I know that all your memories of your father will help comfort you and bring a smile to you each of you when you talk about him now. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by so many.

All my best,

Mary Ann Lynch

Posted by Mary Ann Lynch - Pine Bush, NY   April 24, 2011

We were so sorry to hear about George's passing. He was such a wonderful family man, and leaves a lasting legacy for his children and grandchildren. May God be with you all during this difficult time. We love you all very much.

Posted by Kenneth and Michelle Hernandez    April 24, 2011

So sorry for your loss. George was a great schoolmate and friend.

Posted by Shirley Spivey Warmack - Brandon, FL - Class of 1955 HHS   April 24, 2011

The Funeral Directors and Staff of Blount & Curry Terrace Oaks Chapel wish to express their deepest sympathies to his wife and family.

Posted by Terrace Oaks Chapel - Temple Terrace, FL - Funeral Home   April 22, 2011

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Won't ever forget the time George & Sylvia took us on a sunset cruise on Sandy Bay and we 'discovered' "George's Reef" (At least that's what we call it now ;) Didn't know a Grady-White could float in so little water!

We remember the time we visited with Sylvia and George in Cape Hatteras and they drove us all around the island,we picniced on the beach and laughed about the many times George would tell Sylvia he was going "fishing" with Billy and end up in Havanna. We will miss him. Our love and prayers are with you, Sylvia and your family.