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William 'Wink' Wingate Taylor

November 19, 1946 October 3, 2009
William 'Wink' Wingate Taylor
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Obituary for William 'Wink' Wingate Taylor

Mr. William Wink Wingate Taylor, Sr., age 62, of 288 Wolf Creek Dr., Americus, died Saturday, October 3, 2009 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. Mr. Taylor was born November 19, 1946 in Dooly County, Ga. the son of Howell C. Taylor and Lucile Wingate Sumner. Mr. Taylor graduated from Irwin County High School in Ocilla in 1964 and went on to graduate from the University of Georgia in 1968. Mr. Taylor was employed as a Complex Human Resource Manager for Tyson Foods. He served in the National Guard and he was an avid motorcyclist, hunter and Georgia Bulldog fan. He was a beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather. He was also active in various civic and charitable organizations.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 4, 2009, at 3:00 PM at Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel with Rev. Robert Couey officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Graveside services will be held Monday, October 5, 2009, at 11:00 AM, at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery in Ocilla with Rev. John Gibbs officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Pallbearers include Al Whittington, Bill Prather, Victor Walters, David McCranie, Ray Shealey and Tom Mercer.
Survivors include his wife, Lynn Harrell Taylor of Americus; four daughters, Christy Taylor-Pruitt and Sean of St. Augustine, Fl., Lauren L. Taylor of Eatonton, Ga., Heather Ould of Woodstock, Ga. and Shannon Ould of Greenville, SC.; one son, Wink Taylor, Jr. and Tisa of Cordele, Ga.; one brother, Howell C. Taylor, Jr. of Ocilla; one sister, Hazel Ann Gleaton of Perry, Ga.; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The family suggests memorial be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Ann Harris,
1801 Rose Avenue, Americus, Ga. 31709 and the Georgia Sheriffs Boys Ranch, 5671 Hwy 122 East, Hahira, Ga. 31632, or a charity of your choice.

Memorials:
American Cancer Society, c/o Ann Harris, 1801 Rose Avenue, Americus, Ga. 31709 and the Georgia Sheriffs Boys Ranch, 5671 Hwy 122 East, Hahira, Ga. 31632, or a charity of your choice.

Cemetery:
Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemtery, Ocilla, Ga.

Visitation:
2:00 PM Sunday, October 4, 2009, Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel, Americus, GA.
10:00 AM Monday, October 5, 2009, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Ocilla, Ga.

Service:
3:00 PM, Sunday, October 4, 2009, Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel, Americus, Ga.
11:00 AM, Monday, October 5, 2009, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Ocilla, Ga.

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