Former owner of Tayler Prescriptions, Harold Henry Tayler, Jr.
- Deceased's name: Harold Henry Tayler, Jr.
- Age: 85
- Date: November 20, 2010
- Hometown: Farmington
- Survived by: his second wife Judith; children Jeff (Bobbi), Cynthia (Brad) Zoner, Craig and Roger (Kim); seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren; brother Gerald Tayler (Betty); sister Shirley Paul; brothers-in-law Gordon (Susan) and Wallace (Doris) Brownell.
Mr. Tayler passed away at his home in Lake Suzy, Florida, after a short illness.
A member of the "Greatest Generation" and a U.S. Marine veteran of World War II, he was cited in several books and publications chronicling the history of the heroic battle for the Pacific Island of Okinawa. Among his commendations, he received the Purple Heart.
Always a loyal Marine, he attended annual National Marine Corps conventions whenever and wherever they were held. He was very pleased to be honored with a Marine Corps memorial service the day before he passed.
A native of Detroit, Mr. Tayler graduated from Wayne State University School of Pharmacy. He served as Chief Pharmacist at Hutzel Women's Hospital for five years before he established and operated Tayler Prescriptions in Farmington for many years before retiring to Florida.
He is preceded in death by his first wife Shirley, a sister Mary Ellen Fuhr and a brother Ronald Tayler.
A funeral service with US Marine Corps Honors will take place on Saturday, Nov. 27 at 11:00 a.m. at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, downtown Farmington. The family will gather at the funeral home on Friday from 2-8 p.m.
Memorials may be directed to Tidewell Hospice c/o Philanthropy Dept. 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Florida 34238.