Herbert John Taylor


John Taylor entered into rest peacefully on March 20, 2017 following a brief illness.John was born on April 8, 1936 in the San Mateo County Hospital, San Mateo, CA and came home to Menlo Park, CA where he lived as a small child.  In 1940 John and the family moved to the home his Father built in Redwood City CA. As a young man John joined the Army and was stationed in Germany.  Upon returning home, he met and married Suzanne Pierce in 1957. During their 30 year marriage, John and Sue raised her two sons, Kenneth and David.  They were later Blessed with a daughter of their own in 1975 and named her Angeline Marie, who currently lives in Alabama. John enjoyed knowing and loving his grandchildren.During the early years of John's life, he owned a service station in downtown Atascadero, CA.

This station served the family well and was known as the Associated Flying A Station.  Following the sale of the station, John went to work for his brother-in-law, Chris Jespersen at the old Jespersen Tire and Recap Shop.  John and Chris had a close relationship for many years. Following an accident at work and finding the need to be retrained, John became a carpenter and later a Finish Carpenter.  John worked hard at his craft and was reported to be a very good builder, remodeling many homes in the San Luis Obispo area. He also worked as a Finish Carpenter at the San Luis Obispo Power Plant in Avila Beach, CA. He loved working with wood, creating and building with various building materials.

John was predeceased by his parents, Herbert Lawrence and Nell Taylor.  He was also predeceased by his brother Lawrence George Taylor and his sister LaVerne (Toni) Hopper.  John is survived by three sisters, Barbara Wojatske of Mt. View, Virginia Jespersen of Templeton and Marilyn Young of Bakersfield, CA. John also leaves his special love of 28 years, Sherry Nelsen.

Following John's passing and cremation, no services will be held. The immediate family will come together in celebration of his life later this Spring.

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