Ted Taylor


WESTLAND, Mich. – Theodore G. Taylor, 86, of Westland, Michigan, passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.

He was born on April 22, 1927, in Columbus, Ohio, the son of James M. and Isabel Wallace Taylor.

Ted grew up on a farm in Madison County, London, Ohio.

His love for horses became his lifetime profession. He owned, trained and raced Standardbred horses. He raced in Europe as well as the United States.

During his racing career he was one of the top 10 drivers in the country. He was inducted into the Harness Horsemen’s Hall of Fame in both Michigan and Florida.

Ted was a Navy Veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific on the USS Whitley.

Survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Judith Ann Waters Taylor; sisters, Phyllis T. Jacob, Eunice T. Mac Rae (Hugh), Nancy T. Robinson (Bill); nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents; brother, James R. Taylor; sisters, Mary T. Brown and Sue Ellen Harrison.

Services to be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

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