Houlton and East Millinocket - Russell F. Taylor, 87, left peacefully to be with his Lord Jesus, on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at his residence. He was born Sept. 13, 1928, in Ludlow, the son of Frederick and Daisy (Hall) Taylor.
Following high school, Russell served in the United States Marine Corps. He graduated from the University of Maine in 1952 with a degree in mechanical engineering and worked at the Great Northern Company from 1952 until 1987, when her retired as Plant Engineer. Russell enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and gardening. He and Joyce enjoyed watching the Red Sox, Patriots and golf. Russell will always be remembered in our hearts and thoughts as a loving husband, dad, brother and a friend. His love, guidance and generosity always warmed the family's heart. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
Russell is survived by his three children, Leslie Powers of Millinocket, Rusty Taylor and his wife, Annie of Houlton, Joleen Taylor of Short Pump, Virginia; the mother of his children, Charlene Taylor of East Millinocket; three grandchildren, Samera Spear and her husband, Leigh, Kaitlyn Osborne and her husband, Jay, Ky Theriault and his wife, Jaimie; two great-grandchildren, Emma Spear and Liam Theriault; three sisters, Arlean Mooradian, Barbara Fitzpatrick, Betty Harvey and her husband, Asa; his sisters-in-law, Della Taylor and Polly Taylor; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; his son, James Taylor; his second wife, Joyce "Tess" Taylor; two brothers, Holland and Freeman.
Graveside service with Military Honors will be held in Evergreen Cemetery, Houlton, 1:00PM Saturday, July 30, 2016, with Rev. Randall Burns officiating. A celebration of life will immediately follow at the Military Street Baptist Church. Gifts may be made in Russell's memory payable to Hospice of Aroostook-Houlton Division c/o Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park Street, Houlton, 04730. Online condolences and guest book: dunnfuneral.com