Cleo Taylor, 83, of Easton PA, died Friday, September 30, 2016. Born in Easton, July 21, 1933, he was the son of the late Nathaniel H (Tinker) Taylor and Emma Jane (Watford) Taylor.
Many years ago, he worked for Freeman Brother's Pants Factory for a short time. He worked for Transagram making toys, and for w while, Pep Boys. He then began working at Taylor Wharton in Palmer Township until a car accident in 1979 left him unable to ever work again.
He met his late wife through her brother and they would later marry in September of 1970.
While growing up in Easton, he and friends would go to the “Ranch House” to see movies all day long. He enjoyed watching baseball, football and fishing.
He spent the remainder of his living years at Easton Nursing Center (The Gardens of Easton) since 2014. While there, he enjoyed playing bingo, being vocal at Resident Council Meetings, and the many connections he developed there between fellow residents and staff. They learned that Nat King Cole's “Looking Back” was his favorite song, and Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin were his favorite artists. They always knew where Cleo was...in the back of the dining room.
Survivors include a daughter, Kimberly Taylor-Martin and her husband, Roosevelt Edward of Easton, Pa; two brothers, Melvin “Stretch” Taylor of Palmer Township and Carl L. Taylor of Easton; a sister, Maddie Hannah of Easton and a grandson, Eddie Martin. Two brothers, Randy S. and Robert J. “Skippy” both died earlier.
Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, in the Noto-Wynkoop Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St, Phillipsburg, NJ. Burial will be private.
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