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Donald J. Taylor

January 13, 1921 - April 6, 2010

SPRINGFIELD – Donald J. Taylor, 89, of Springfield died at 6:55 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at Memorial Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 13, 1921, in Breckenridge, Texas, the son of Leonard and Margaret Barrick Taylor. He married Mary Irene Walton on March 21, 1941.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Kelly.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Irene Taylor, and a son, David Taylor, both of Springfield.

Donald was a resident of Springfield since 1968. He was a sales and marketing manager for an oil company.

He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II. He was a longtime participant of Parents and Friends of SPARC and he also served on the board of SPARC.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 11, 2010, at Staab Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 12, 2010, at Camp Butler National Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted, with Vaughn Beeman officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to SPARC.

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