LeRoy G. (Lee) Taylor went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, January 25, 2009, ushered into the presence of God by his family, who sang hymns and spoke tributes to him.
He was born on May 2, 1920, in Tacoma, WA, to Ruby Gunilla Knudsen Taylor and George Leonard Taylor. He married Barbara Bristol on September 12, 1943, and the couple recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.
A graduate of the California Maritime Academy, Lee earned a Bachelor of Science degree in marine/mechanical engineering and recently attended his 65th CMA class reunion. He was also a Life-Member of the Vallejo Yacht Club, where he served as commodore.
Lee was a member of Christ The King Lutheran Church, 1620 South Stage Coach Lane in Fallbrook, where a Celebration of Life service with Pastor Phil Tukua and Pastor Mark Johnson officiating will be held on Thursday, February 5, at 11 am with a luncheon following.
Mr. Taylor is survived by his wife, Barbara; son Ron and his wife, Maureen, and their children Shannon, Brittany and Justin. Lee is also survived by a daughter, Nathalie.
A full tribute will be published in the February 5 edition of the Fallbrook Village News.