Dick K. Taylor

August 11, 1949 - September 19, 2017

Dick K. Taylor, 68, resident of Bokeelia, FL since 1998, formerly of Indianapolis, IN arrived in his heavenly home on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 following a valiant battle with glioblastoma, a rare form of brain cancer.

Dick graduated from Warren Central High School in 1967, and was a professional entrepreneur at heart. He founded the Dick K. Taylor Company in 1975, selling leading grocery brands in the Midwest. Both of his brothers, Joe and Jack, worked alongside Dick during their careers. In 1996, his son Chad joined the family business. Through Dick’s mentoring and leadership, Chad’s career developed and he carries on his father’s legacy within the industry today. Dick enjoyed being with family, reading, golf, poker with friends, and a moderate glass of good scotch. His devotion to his family and strong Christian faith guided him throughout his life. He was a faithful and joyful giver. Whether it was for family, friends, or church family, his generosity knew no bounds. All who knew him were blessed by his quick wit, wisdom, kind heartedness, and generous spirit. A quote that he had written in his Bible to remind himself and share with others was, “The more I try, the more I fail. The more I surrender, the more HE succeeds.”

He is survived by his beloved wife, and best friend of 49 years, Nancy Taylor of Bokeelia; three loving children, Carrie Thompson (Steve) of Dublin, OH, Chad Taylor (Beth) of Greenwood, IN and Melissa Coy (Brian) of Clinton, OH; three siblings, Joe Taylor (Sharry), Judy Canter (Tom) and Jack Taylor (Diane); as well as nine grandchildren, Alexandra Thompson, Nicholas Thompson, Evan Thompson, Isabella Thompson, Emma Taylor, Rachel Taylor, Andrew Coy, Liam Coy, and Leila Coy.

Memorial Services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Pine Island United Methodist Church, 5701 Pine Island Road NW, St. James City, FL 33922.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Dick K. Taylor are suggested to Moffitt Cancer Center at https://moffitt.org/give/

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at www.MullinsMemorial.com.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


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