Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel & Parkview Cemetery

2021 North University Street, Peoria, IL


Ross Dwayne Taylor

December 6, 1919July 20, 2020

Ross Dwayne Taylor, age 100, passed away peacefully on July 20, 2020 at Generations Riverview in East Peoria. Ross was born in London Mills, IL on Dec. 6, 1919, the son of Nellie Mae and Guy Clifford Taylor. Growing up in Peoria, he would recant stories of swimming in the Illinois river, chasing a trolley, or the collapse of the Hiram Walker distillery. In his late teens, he worked in various states for the Civilian Conservation Corps camps. In 1941, he joined the United States Marine Corps and served in the Pacific on Guadalcanal and Samoa. He was honorably discharged in Oct. of 1945. On leave he married Doris Lee Russell in 1944 and they raised five sons in a Christian home. They both helped out at the South Side Mission as Sunday school teachers or counselors at Camp Kearney. Ross loved carving turkeys on Thanksgiving to be distributed with meals to needy families. Doris went to Heaven on June 3, 1969. Ross was also preceded in death by his parents, 11 brothers and sisters and one grandson, Jacob. He joined Caterpillar in 1952 and worked on the transmission line for 28 years before retiring in 1980. He remarried in 1980 to Margaret O. Nelson where they helped shape the lives of numerous children from the Taylor and Nelson families. Margaret went to Heaven on July 26, 2015. Surviving are sons David (Mary) of Crossville, TN, Timothy (Jeri) of Peoria, Paul (Patti) of Peoria Heights, Steven and Kenneth (Pam) of Bartonville, and Edward (Joy), David (Denise), and Ellen (Ken) Gihring from the Nelson family plus numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. One brother-in-law, Cecil Russell, of Canton also survives. A private graveside ceremony was held at Parkview Cemetery in Peoria. Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the South Side Mission of Peoria.


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Layne Holley

July 26, 2020

We send our deepest sympathy and love to Ross's family. Thank you, Ross, for your service to our Country and to our Savior!
Semper Fidelis!

Layne & Beverly Holley and family
Jeremiah 9:23, 24

Bartonville, IL

Dick and Sue Mottor

July 23, 2020

We were sorry to hear that Ross had passed away. We have fond memories of he and Margaret. We always enjoyed their smiles at Calvary Baptist Bible Church, we lived next door to Ed and Joy and their family for several years, and we would drive by their house on Sunday and most always they were playing games in the front yard with their children and grandchildren. They certainly have left a legacy for their family to follow. May the many memories you share, help you through your grief in the days ahead. What a Heavenly Reunion it must be for them to be together again. Our love and sympathy to you all. We now live in Avon, IN, so unfortunately will not be able to attend.