Clarence Vinton TaylorClarence V. Taylor – Born September 21, 1916, in Westfield, Iowa. Passed away October 24, 2015 at the age of 99, at Fairmont Rehabilitation Hospital after a brief illness. He was predeceased by his parents, Edwin and Myrtie Bowen Taylor, all eight of his brothers, Ed, Ernie, Floyd, Howard, Owen, Nathaniel, Paul, and Bernard; and all five of his sisters, Mable Shattuck, May Helm, Julia Lisle, Betty Banderob, and Ruth Reynolds. Clarence never married and is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and other family. Clarence has been a resident of California since 1932 and is a graduate of Red Bluff High School. He was a loving son, brother, and uncle, and was always helpful to others. Clarence volunteered for service in the U.S. Army in December, 1941. Following communications training in North Carolina, he served in England. His unit was transferred to the newly formed United States Air Force and supplied support to ground troops in North Africa, and bomber support during the invasion and eventual occupation of Sicily and Italy. He was discharged from the Air Force in 1945. Upon returning home to Lodi, he and his brother, Bernard, operated a dairy farm until 1957. Clarence then joined with Rudy Tarditi in a variety of trucking ventures, finally incorporating as T&T Trucking, Inc. in 1965. They specialized in bottom dump trucks hauling a special type of sand for the glass industry. In 1994 Clarence sold his share of the business to his partner’s son, Terry, and retired.
SERVICES Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, October 30, 2015 at the Evergreen Chapel at Cherokee Memorial Park, Hwy 99 at East Harney Lane, Lodi. Remembrances may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Please sign the online guest book at www.cherokeememorial.com.