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Howard P. Taylor

Howard P. Taylor (Gordo) age 72, of Medway, Ohio passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 7, 2019.

Howie was born June 19, 1947 in West Virginia.  He is a Veteran of the Vietnam War, where he earned several medals, including the Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service with two bronze stars, Vietnam Campaign. Also earning the Presidential Unit Citation and the Navy Unit Commendation.

Howie was one of the founders of the Highway Hikers MC. Also, life member of the CVMA chapter 12-4, Medway VFW 9684, Amvets 148, and American Legion 286. He was an avid lover of motorcycles and cars of all kinds. Many weekends were spent at KilKare, where he enjoyed drag racing several different racecars over the years.

Howie is survived by his loving wife Cathy (Bones), son; Mike (Kathie) Taylor of Medway, two grandchildren; Brittany (Robert) Dubie and Patrick Taylor both of Springfield, three great-grandchildren; Landon Dubie, Lance Dubie, and Lettie Dubie, brother; Wayne (Peach) Taylor, sister; Patricia (JimBob) Belcher of Medway. As well as, numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Louise Taylor and son Scott Taylor.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 1:00PM (please do not arrive more than 15 minutes prior to the committal time) at Dayton National Cemetery, 4400 W. Third Street, Dayton, Ohio 45428. A celebration of Howie’s life will follow the burial at the Medway VFW Post 9684, 1587 N. Lake Road, New Carlisle, Ohio 45344.  Online condolences may be left for the family Arrangements in care of Ferncliff Funeral Home & Crematory.


  • Jamie and Ken Nezbeth Posted October 9, 2019 10:40 am

    Cathy and family,

    Ken and I are so very sorry for your loss…we love you and Howie and we are sending lots of love and prayers that The good Lord comforts you all at this sorrowful time. We love you always.

    Ken and Jamie Nez and Nez II

  • Billy Ray Steelman Posted October 9, 2019 12:09 pm

    Rest in pease cousin may God bless and look after your family until we all meet again.

  • Vicki Roberts-Milnickel Posted October 9, 2019 1:06 pm

    He was one of the nicest men I ever knew!!!R.I.P Howie!!

  • Freebird Posted October 9, 2019 1:27 pm

    R.I.P. old Friend! You will be missed!

  • Beth & Lee Zimmers Posted October 9, 2019 2:14 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. He was a great friend & brother, he will be greatly missed. R.I..P. HOWIE. 💔💔

  • Lorri Spradlin Posted October 9, 2019 2:33 pm

    Cathy & Family, I am so sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. You are in my thoughts & prayer during this difficult time. Bless you

  • Buddy & Leslie Roles Posted October 9, 2019 3:59 pm

    We are saddened to hear of the loss of our friend Howie, what a character to be around! Many laughs and tears thru the last 24 years + . You will be missed and thank you again for the memories.

  • Donna Uhl (Spirit) Posted October 9, 2019 4:38 pm

    My condolences to Cathy Taylor and son Mike Taylor and Kathie Taylor. I am so sorry to hear about Howie passing away he will be missed. The only thing that brings joy to my heart at this time is the good times we had in CVMA , the VFW, and when Spirit and I visited you in your Home.when you always showed us much kindness. I love you Cathy, Mike, and Kathie. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Take care, Love always, Donna.

  • Jim Smith Posted October 9, 2019 5:42 pm

    R>I.P. Howie, thank you for your service, never forget!

  • Darla J Herald Posted October 10, 2019 10:33 pm

    Deepest sympathy to the family – and extended family .Gordo please say hello to my dad as I am sure you two will be racing around Heaven . Prayers of peace and comfort to all.

  • Jeff prior Posted October 11, 2019 3:14 am

    He was a good man know him forever went to school with his boys

  • Animal & Debster Posted October 13, 2019 10:21 am

    You are going to be missed so much. Loved all our times together. The Salvation Army Luncheon & when you let KyKy ride with you at the Toy Run . R.I.P BROTHER RIDE WITH THE ANGELS. LOVE YOU

  • Linda and Ted Mears Posted October 13, 2019 1:23 pm

    So sorry for your loss and sending prayers your way.

  • McKinley’s Posted October 15, 2019 12:26 pm

    Cathy & Family – we are so very sorry! Howie was always on board for a good laugh and good time over the years! Will miss that larger than life smile.

    Bob & Kat (Nightflyer & HellKat)

  • Rocko & Koko Sheets Posted October 17, 2019 1:00 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to Bones and family.
    Gordo you will be greatly missed by many.

  • Kelley Auckerman Posted October 22, 2019 11:28 am

    Cathy, I am so sorry for your loss. You guys had great years together. You and your family will be in my prayers today. Love ya

  • Karen Raymond Posted October 23, 2019 12:55 pm

    So sorry to hear about Howard. My deepest sympathies to the entire family

  • chris walker Posted December 13, 2019 8:33 am

    I just read that Howard had passed away and was shocked, he was a good friend in school and a friend I won’t forget. He will be missed.

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