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Johnathan Wesley Taylor

14 August, 198722 February, 2011

Cpl Johnathan Wesley “Butters” Taylor, USMC died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 in Afghanistan, while serving our Country on his fourth combat tour. Cpl Taylor was born August 14, 1987 in Hickory, NC and moved to this area in 2000. Cpl Taylor was known as Butters by his family and friends. He was a graduate of Lecanto High School were he was a member of the ROTC, Yankeetown Sea Cadets and a former Cub Scout. He was of the Lutheran Faith. Cpl Taylor is survived by his parents Mark and Deborah Taylor of Homosassa; brothers Mark Taylor Jr. and Christopher Taylor both of Homosassa; paternal grandparents Ruby and Robert Wyly of Hickory, NC, Buddy Knotts of Ohio and Judy Nickels of Ohio; maternal grandparents John and Andra Green of Henry, VA; aunts and uncles, Jeannie and Arnie Burch of Martinsville, VA, Melanie and Larry Garver of Frederick, MD; cousin 2d Lt Heather Garver, USAF, NM; nephews Mark Taylor III, and Mason Taylor; niece Morgan Taylor. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, March 5, 2011 on the football field at Lecanto High School. Burial with full Military Honors will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. The family request care packages be sent to Cpl Taylor’s unit in Afghanistan. 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine, Echo Co., 3rd Platoon, Unit 73230FPOAE, 09510-3230, in care of Staff Sgt. Diroma. Condolence may be given at


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Allie Taylor

5 November 2014

I'm a senior at Winfield City High School in Winfield, AL. My government class is doing a project on fallen troops. We are to find three fallen soldiers that share the same first, middle, or last name as us.
I enjoy playing piano and being with friends and family. I'm also a cheerleader and run track. When I graduate I plan to go to college to become a pharmacist.
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Peggy Childers

24 February 2013

February 22, 2013
To the family and friends of Johnathan Taylor:
Remembering Johnathan on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten.

Matt Kohl

17 September 2012

Your brave service and selfless sacrifice will never be forgotten Marine. It makes me proud to hear about our fighting men like you who have the courage to defend our people and great nation against all those who wish to do us harm. America is forever in your debt CPL. God bless your family and friends. -Semper Fi

Peggy Childers

22 February 2012

To the family and friends of Johnathan Taylor:
Johnathan gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."

10 September 2011

Thank you for the ultimate sacrafice

Tasha Perkins

27 June 2011

Von Vaccaro

9 May 2011

My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you, Taylor Famly. ooh-rah to this brave Marine and all his loved ones. There really are no words adequate to ease your pain; just know that to millions of Americans, HE IS A REAL HERO!! As a proud grandma whose 17 year old grandson will be joining the Marines this summer, I am only too aware of possible circumstances; but, how can one not be completely supportive of such ideals and love of Country that your son and the other brave men give to our Country. God bless you and my He ease your pain of loss for your young HERO. God bless him and all your family. Proud widow of one who served in the Corps.

Jim Vanderlbeek

5 May 2011

To the family of Johnathan Taylor. My prayers are with you and your family. There will be a cross erected for your son along with the other 300+ Floridians that have served our country well in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2001 on the lawn of Northeast Presbyterian Church in St. Petersburg, Florida. I would like to send you a photo of your sons cross.

17 April 2011

Condolences to your family. May you all rely on “the God of all comfort” during such a difficult time (2 Cor 1:3,4).

cheryl martin

9 April 2011

tothe taylor family thankyoufor your sonservice and what he havedoneby protecting this great country .my prayers arewith youand the family my god be with you

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