Turney 'Pete' H. Taylor


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Bangor - Turney 'Pete' H. Taylor, 85, died peacefully on Saturday, July 21, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.
Pete was born on December 7, 1932, the son of the late Turney and Ethel (Byram) Taylor. He graduated from Hartland Academy with the class of 1952 and proudly served our country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Elaine Smith on April 24, 1959, and they shared 59 years together.
Pete worked for many years as a millwright for the union, traveling all over the United States. He enjoyed walking two to three miles daily, playing guitar, and was an avid Yankees fan.
He is survived by his loving wife, Elaine Taylor of Bangor; three sons, Turney Taylor and his wife, Liesa, of Pittsfield, Brian Taylor and his wife, Kim, of Kittery, and Basil Taylor and his wife, Linda, of Portsmouth, NH; four grandchildren, Courtney Crowell of Portsmouth, NH, Shawna Taylor of Bangor, Serena Taylor of Pittsfield, and Jason Taylor of Hampton, NH; and his siblings, Juanita Robinson of Palmyra, Ray Taylor and his wife, Marsha, of Brunswick, GA, Alene Goodridge and her husband, Dave, of Canaan, Allyn Taylor and his wife, Jane, of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Terri Lyn Lumkin and husband, Guy, of Dallas, TX, and Kirk Taylor and his companion, Brenda, of Exeter; as well as several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 2 - 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Ave., Pittsfield. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 29, at the funeral home. Military honors will be presented for his service to our country. A celebration of life will follow at Turney and Liesa's Home, 135 Berry Road, Pittsfield. All are welcome. A graveside committal service will take place the following week at noon, Monday, August 6, at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Maine Veterans Home, c/o Basil Taylor, 907 Springbrook Circle, Portsmouth, NH, 03801, in Pete's memory.
To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.
Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.
Published on July 24, 2018
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