Jeremy C. Taylor
Jeremy Charles Taylor, 54, a Cape Coral, Florida resident for over 14 years, formerly of Hartshorne, England, passed away Sunday, June 5th, 2016 in Cape Coral. He was born June 21st, 1961 in Birmingham, England to Phillip and Irene Taylor.
Jeremy spent his childhood in Barton under Needwood with his sister, Mandy, and brother, Desmond. He attended John Taylor High School and continued his education at Burton Technical College. He grew up supporting Birmingham City Football Club and often attended matches with his father.
At the age of 16, Jeremy started his career working for Taylor Brothers as a fabricator, gaining experience and knowledge. At the age of 22, Jeremy and his loving wife, Rosemary, were married on July 30th, 1983 at Barton under Needwood. He then continued his career with GH Bowens engineering and then to T. Musks Engineering. On March 16th, 1986 Jeremy’s first child, Louise Michelle Taylor, was born, and four years later, Shaun Michael Taylor was born on June 15th, 1990. Throughout these years, Jeremy’s passion was restoring motorcycles with his brother-in-law, Michael Balmont, winning many awards and traveling to numerous events. In addition, Jeremy loved water sports, such as jet skiing, wakeboarding, water skiing and knee boarding. He also loved fresh water fishing.
In 2001, Jeremy and his family immigrated to Cape Coral, Florida, creating a new life. He began working for Aluminations as a shop foreman, manufacturing spiral staircases, railings, and different kinds of metal work. His most recent job before passing was at Synergy Boatlifts, where he was the shop foreman, manufacturing boatlifts and working on other projects for the owner, George Becker. He considered this to be his dream job. Adapting to the Florida lifestyle, he loved to spend his weekends boating with his beloved wife and dog Rolo, fishing for whatever was biting. Throughout his life, Jeremy fulfilled his love of traveling, visiting Australia, the British Virgin Islands, Boston, North and South Carolina, New York, and various places throughout Europe with his loved ones. Loving the water, Jeremy and Rosemary both learned to sail with Tom Kidd, a very good friend, who has also passed.
Jeremy and Rosemary were active members of the Southwest Florida British Car Club and also the British American Club, where Jeremy served as president for several years with Rosemary as his treasurer. In his free time, Jeremy spent hours restoring an old British car, a 1968 Austin Healey Sprite, of which he nearly completed. When they were not on their boat or working on the car, the two enjoyed taking rides on their Triumph motorcycle.
Jeremy was known to always help those who needed him, no matter what it was. His laugh was contagious and his smile could make any situation better, no matter how bad. Jeremy was a devoted grandfather, father, son and husband. He was loved by all that knew him. He will be remembered by the relationships we all shared with him, for his individuality, for his lifting spirit, and for the unconditional love and dedication that he gave to family and friends.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 32 years, Rosemary Taylor of Cape Coral; loving mother, Irene Florence Taylor of England; two loving children, Louise Wheatley and her husband Martyn of Measham, England and Shaun Taylor also of Cape Coral; two siblings, Mandy Wright and her husband Ron of Spain and Desmond Taylor and his wife Kim of Allbany, England; a grandson, George Philip Wheatley also of Measham; niece and nephews, Danielle, Triston, Justin and George; as well as Rolo the dog.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at Mullins Memorial, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL 33916 with Caleb Neff officiating.
A celebration of Jeremy’s life will be held after the funeral service at Cactus Jack Southwest Bar and Grill, 3448 Marinatown Ln, North Fort Myers, FL 33903.
Memorial contributions in memory of Jeremy C. Taylor are suggested to 3720 SW 11th Place, Cape Coral, FL 33914.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.