Douglas Dwayne Taylor, of Eclectic, Alabama, died at age 83 on March 27, 2023, at Baptist South Montgomery. He finally lost his battle with Crohn’s disease. He was a beloved husband, father, “D” to his grandchildren, brother, and son-in-law. His family and friends will miss his wonderful smile, his retelling of old stories, that had been assigned numbers by his family, and his medical advice based on a loved for his nursing career. All would agree that the title Doug cherished most was Christian.
Doug was born in Camilla, Georgia in 1939. He loved sports and life activities often fluctuated around sporting events. After completing high school in Camilla, his military career led him into nursing. He was in both the United States Air Force and the United States Army, serving in military hospitals, and retiring for medical reasons with the rank of Captain.
Doug then concentrated on his education and earned a master’s degree in nursing from the Medical College of Georgia, in Augusta, serving as a Director of Nursing in Winter Garden, Florida, and in Fitzgerald, Georgia. While in Fitzgerald, Doug attended Valdosta State University and earned a master’s in business administration. The last 10 years of Doug’s career was devoted to teaching nursing at Georgia Southwestern University and Valdosta State University.
Doug raised in the Baptist Church at Cool Springs, Georgia, developed the attitude of service. He was a member of Kiwanis, taught adult Sunday School classes at Oakland Presbyterian Church and later at Central United Methodist Church. Doug helped for several years at the local soup kitchen in Fitzgerald and participated and had the privilege of speaking at Emmaus’ walks in South Georgia. He was sent by Central to Stephen Ministry training and trained others at his local church. While in Montgomery Doug was active in several Bible studies at Frazer Church and was an active member of the Alpha Omega Sunday School Class.
Doug is survived by his wife, of 45 years, Carol: son, Richard and Kathleen of Bethesda, Maryland, daughters Rachel Montgomery of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Sandy and Mike Mann of Montgomery, Alabama, and five grandchildren.
Please No flower, donate to Children’s Harbor at Lake Martin, 434 Childrens Harbor Dr, Eclectic, AL 36024 or another service organization.
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