TAYLOR MAYNARD, 97, of Wayne, W.Va., passed away Friday, July 24, 2020 at Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born June 2, 1923 at Stiltner, W.Va., a son of the late Frank and Flora Maynard. His wife Mildred Maynard also preceded him in death along with two brothers, Leslie Maynard and Ken Maynard. Taylor was retired from Westinghouse as well as a WWII Veteran earning the Silver Star, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African- Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and Bronze Star Attachment, WWII Victory Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge 1st Award, Honorable Service Lapel Button, and Sharp Shooter Badge & Rifle Bar. Additionally, he was a member of Sunnyvale Lodge #511 AF&AM at San Francisco, Ca.
Survivors include three children, Sally Brown of Fountain Valley, Cal., Suzanne (Jeff) Eliastam – Stamen of Boston, Mass., and Claude “Cal” Maynard of Stockton, Cal.; eight grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.
Also surviving are two sisters, Pauline Wallace of Wayne, and Gail (Gary) Napier of Ft. Gay, W.Va.; and special friends Howard and Christine Castle of Wayne. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Berniece Adkins for her loving care.
Private burial will take place at the Alvis Maynard Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.
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