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In lieu of flowers, please donate to Liberty Baptist Church Clermont Florida. Thank you for your love and support over all these wonderful years!

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“The arms that held Heaven's gates wide open welcomed our Davis into the Kingdom of God. My heart is heavy with how much we will miss Davis, he was a...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Paul & Joanne Sheehan - FL

“Coach, you're going to be greatly missed. Thank you and Mrs. T for creating such a wonderful, safe place for all of us to grow up. You were always...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: Eric Faulkner - Lansing, MI

“I hate to hear of Davis's passing. I played baseball with him all through high school in plant city. He was a great friend and wonderful Guy. I'm...Read More »
3 of 28 | Posted by: Terry Capron

“I HAD A CRUSH ON DAVIS IN 11TH GRADE. SAT ON HIS LAP IN THE BACK SEAT OF A VOLKSWAGON BUG WHILE WE (SEVERAL STUDENTS) went to zepherhills to see our...Read More »
4 of 28 | Posted by: LOUISE PEMBERTON JOHNSON - MT

“May the Lord be with you and your Family! Remember if you except Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior we will all be together again for eternity....Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: Paul Miller - Granite Falls, NC

“Davis will always be remembered for his larger than life spirit, and sense of humor. He definitely was a "three tracker", and led by example. His...Read More »
6 of 28 | Posted by: Rich and Cassandra Patterson - FL

“Davis,You never met a stranger, you never had anything bad to say about anyone and you always kept a smile on your face. I loved the time we spent...Read More »
7 of 28 | Posted by: David Kirk - Clermont FL/ Jasper, TN

“We are so very sorry in the passing of Davis, he was a great guy. He & I were high school classmates & friends . Then he & my husband Larry became co...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: Larry & Shirley Durrance - FL

“We have many great memories of our brother-in-law. He was generous in many ways and we fondly remember the times together we shared at restaurants,...Read More »
9 of 28 | Posted by: Mary and Daniel Ischer - FL

“My sincere condolences to Barb and the family. Janet ”
10 of 28 | Posted by: Janet Waddell - Pinellas Park, FL

“Sincere condolences. You are in our prayers ”
11 of 28 | Posted by: Mike McCullough - Family

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time...Davis was a larger than life personality, and a good man.I will miss him as...Read More »
12 of 28 | Posted by: Maureen MCCULLOUGH - FL - Friend

“I worked with Davis for many years at UPS in Orlando. What I remember most and always appreciated about Davis was his unbridled enthusiasm. His...Read More »
13 of 28 | Posted by: Shawn Smith - Orlando, FL

“Dan was a groomsman in Davis & Barb's wedding. We are saddened to hear of his passing.We cherish the fun times we had with him & his best friend,...Read More »
14 of 28 | Posted by: Dan & Emily McPherson - Sanford, FL

“I have so many great memories of Davis and all the good work he did in the community, in the UPS District and a great manager of people who showed...Read More »
15 of 28 | Posted by: Lawton Coonts - Hong Kong

“All of us who had the good fortune of knowing Davis will take a part of him with us forever. I am proud to say he was my best friend and look...Read More »
16 of 28 | Posted by: David Bailey - plant city, FL

“To Davis and family. I am so sorry that you had to go so soon but know that your are having a wonderful fellowship with those who went before you. ...Read More »
17 of 28 | Posted by: Renee Tatum - Oak Hill, FL

“Our prayers go out to all your family. Davis was a wonderful man to know. He loved his family and family was always first on his priority list. He...Read More »
18 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“A true wise man,if only all of us could be half the man he was this world would be a much better place we live in. Davis give your sister a hug and...Read More »
19 of 28 | Posted by: David Mills - Oak Hill, FL

“Davis touched so many lives with his faith and kindness. We are going to miss his fun loving spirt so much. He will be in our hearts forever. ”
20 of 28 | Posted by: Bob and Nancy Major - Unicoi, TN

“I love you Dad with all of my heart. Thank you for always being there for me in the good times and bad. I will miss you sorely. ”
21 of 28 | Posted by: Kristi Collins - Wichita Falls, TX

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Jeff. Your father will be well remembered as one who was kind and very funny. Love to all! Ben,...Read More »
22 of 28 | Posted by: Kirsten Hill - Winter Garden, FL

“Davis was truly larger than life. He provided an example for all us who knew him as a friend, and also those of us who worked with him. He believed...Read More »
23 of 28 | Posted by: Joe Nolen - Whittier, NC - friend

“I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Taylor's cancer diagnosis and his passing. I am so thankful for his support and dedication to Fellowship of Christian...Read More »
24 of 28 | Posted by: Anola Doller - Greendale, IN

“Davis,You were a true friend with a wonderful sense of humor. You will be greatly missed. ”
25 of 28 | Posted by: Dannielle Townley - Ocklawaha, FL

“I had the pleasure of working with Davis for many years in Florida. I will remember his dedication to our company and his enthusiasm for his work. We...Read More »
26 of 28 | Posted by: Jim Winestock - Atlanta, GA

“In loving memory of a life well-lived. May memories of Davis warm the Taylors' hearts. ”
27 of 28 | Posted by: Margaret Bettenhausen - MI

“My thoughts and prayers are with Barbara and the children. I had the pleasure of working with Davis in Florida. He was a great guy and a great...Read More »
28 of 28 | Posted by: John Rocco - Harrisburg, PA


Davis W. Taylor, 71, passed peacefully at his residence in Polk City, FL on September 8, 2017 due to complications following a cancer diagnosis, surgery, and ensuing treatment. He was surrounded by his loving family and friends. Davis was born in Tampa and raised in Plant City. He is predeceased by his mother, Bessie (Bishop) Taylor; father, Jefferson Taylor; and sister, Sharon Mills. Davis is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Barbara Major Taylor; his son, Jefferson, and his wife Joanne and children Heather and Davison; his son, Marcus, and his wife Ashley and children Kadence, Maddox, and Larkyn; and his daughter, Kristi Collins, and her husband Clay and children Kacy, Cody, and Kaleb.

Davis was an avid baseball player in high school even playing two years of ball at Manatee Community College. He then served in the Army before being honorably discharged to care for his parents. In 1969 he began a robust career with UPS that spanned 27 years, working his way up from driver to division manager. Over the years, Davis was an avid athlete, sports enthusiast, umpire, and coach enjoying such things as little league and youth football coaching, UPS company softball, NASCAR, bass fishing with Tuscawilla Bassmasters, and golf. Not to mention, his competitive edge in the Annual Family Fourth of July horseshoe tournament knew no bounds!

A long standing passion of Davis was to keep a well manicured yard and meticulous landscaping of their 2.5 acre Clermont home. Davis enjoyed serving his community alongside his family through such avenues as Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Clermont Assembly of God Church, Liberty Baptist Church, and Junior Achievement programs in the local school system. The impact of his generosity has reached many through such ministries as Compassion International, Campus Crusade for Christ, In Touch Ministries, The Navigators, and Wounded Warriors.

Most recently, Davis was enjoying time between Florida and the beautiful cabin he and his wife built in the mountains of North Carolina. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, spending time with all his grandchildren in Texas, North Carolina, and at the annual family beach vacation. A long-time Florida Gator fan, Davis and Barbara also spent many years supporting the University of Florida Gator Booster program as Bull Gators enjoying many weekends with their Gator friends. Davis had a great love for God, his "Bride", his family and friends, his country, and for the many folks in his community that he blessed throughout his life.

In lieu of Flowers, please make a donation to Liberty Baptist Church at the following address.
11043 True Life Way
Clermont, FL 34711