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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Otis Lender Taylor, who left us on September 26, 2023, at the age of 72. He passed away peacefully at his home in Guyton, GA, surrounded by his loved ones.
Otis was born on May 13, 1951, in Clarksdale, Arkansas. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Millikin University and pursued a career at Illinois Power Company.
Otis is survived by his loving wife, Sylvia, whom he married in 1979. Together, they built a life centered around shared values of compassion, generosity, and a love for gardening. He is also survived by his two children, Brenshevia Taylor-Boone (Jonathon Sr.) and Christopher Taylor (Jamie), and two sisters, Willie Clark and Mary Ross.
He also leaves behind four grandchildren, Breauna, Jonathon Jr., Makayla, and Payton, and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family who were a constant source of pride and joy for him.
Otis is preceded in death by his parents, Olender and Ella Taylor, and his brothers, Jeffie Taylor and Derrick Taylor.
He was truly loved and will remain alive in our hearts forever.