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William James Taylor, Sr., age 93 of Detroit, died Sunday, March 10, 2019 Advantage Living Center in Roseville, Michigan. He was born January 28, 1926 in Autaugaville, Alabama, son of the late Sheel and the late Sara (nee: Dorsey) Taylor.

With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to William for his service to our country as a soldier in the U.S. Army. Wearing the uniform proudly, he represented America with honor and patriotism, and stood ready to protect our country at all costs,…the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.

Coming from a day and time when job-hopping was near unheard of, William was quite proud of the many years he spent as a maintenance technician for the automotive giant, the Chrysler Motors Corporation. Extending his own brand of professionalism and excellence to his work, William's dedication to the job-at-hand was nothing short of exemplary and impactful to his fellow employees and family at Chrysler's. After 48 years of loyalty and devotion to his employer, William finally decided to accept his well-deserved retirement and began a new chapter in life as one of our great Golden Warriors.

When he found time away from work, William was known for being quite the sports enthusiast. There really wasn't a sport he didn't like, but he certainly had a favorite that rose above the rest,…the All-American game of baseball. That's right,…just like the commercial espouses,…Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, Chevrolet's, and Baseball! There was just something special and "down home" about taking in a good ball game and soaking up the Americana it exuded,…and William knew that feeling.

Music was another important and fulfilling aspect of William's life, especially when he was enjoying the smooth sounds of Jazz. Talk about "getting' in the mood,"…the genre of jazz often fit the bill for the escapes William was looking for, and soothed the soul from the stresses of life. Music filled his soul, and jazz was simply the cherry on the sundae!

A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, William's life was filled with a host of wonderful blessings, and most of them came in the form of the loved ones that surrounded him. Each of them, the benefactors of his love and wisdom, were touched by his presence and moved by his verve for life. William leaves behind many examples of how much he cared, how deeply he felt, and how he valued the precious gift of life. He lived a good, long life,…and truly enjoyed the ride this side of Heaven. May he now rest peacefully on the other side.

William was the beloved husband of Etta, and dearest father of Jacqueline Faye Taylor, William (Kenya) Taylor, and the late Andrea Taylor. He was the loving grandfather of Chontage, Tarrence, Tiffany, Latonya, Victoria, Marcell, Abigail, and great-grandfather of twelve.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home in Warren, Michigan.

Please share memories of William at his guest book above.