Franklin Eugene Taylor

Franklin Eugene Taylor was born in Toledo, Ohio on May 12, 1952. He was one of four children born to the union of Wayne Eugene Taylor and Vera Pauline (Preston) Taylor. Frank was a 1970 graduate of Bedford High School in Temperance, Michigan. He loved his country, therefore proudly served in the United States Army. Frank was employed in the quality assurance department of Gerdau Special Steel in Monroe, Michigan for forty years before retiring in 2020.


It was well known that Franklin enjoyed frequent visits to Tim Hortons, sometimes multiple times a day. Frank was a family man and very much so enjoyed family get-togethers and could always be counted on to bring the ham or turkey. That’s when he would take his snap shots with the perfect combos. Great for giving his very specific dad speeches that can still be recited word for word. He was such a proud father and grandfather and loved attending their sporting events and cheering from the sidelines. As a way of showing how impressed he would be with their talent, he would say, “Did you take lessons in that?”


Franklin Eugene Taylor, age 70, of Monroe, Michigan passed away peacefully at ProMedica Toledo Hospital on Monday; August 1, 2022. His passing was preceded by his parents; a sister: Rosemarie Taylor; a brother: Brady Taylor; and a beloved canine companion: “Maxx”, an English Mastiff Frank raised from a puppy.


Left to cherish his memory are his two sons: Justin Taylor and Joshua (Angela) Taylor; a daughter: Lindsay Taylor; five grandchildren: Bayleigh, Brooklyn, Alyssa, Jake, and Jack Taylor; a brother: Dan (Rose) Taylor; and several nieces and nephews.

Family and Friends are invited to gather at his son, Josh Taylor’s home 3236 West Stein Road, LaSalle, Michigan 48145 for a Celebration of Franklin’s Life on August 20th 2022 at 3 p.m. His care has been entrusted to Merkle Funeral Service, Erie; 9156 Summit Street, Erie, Michigan 48133 (734) 317-7199. Cremation has taken place through Covenant Cremation of Erie.


In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation to the Humane Society. Online guests may leave words of inspiration and comfort or share a photo by visiting www.merklefs.com.