DENNIS DEL TAYLOR, 62, of Cocoa, FL passed away at 6:48 A.M. on Saturday, June 18, 2016 while fishing at Lake Mattoon.
A visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main Street in Arcola, IL. A Funeral will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 following the visitation at the funeral home. Burial will take place in the Mackville Cemetery in Atwood, IL at a later date.
Dennis was born on February 24, 1954 in Gideon, MO. He was the son of Howard Dolphus Taylor and Betty Lorene (Tucker) Mathews.
He is survived by two children, Marcia Sue Coffey and her husband Robert of Mattoon, IL and Travis Tyler Taylor of Mattoon, IL, two grandsons, Marcus Robert Coffey of Mattoon, IL and Thomas Howard Taylor of Tolono, IL; his mother, Lorene Matthews and her husband Del of Melbourne, FL and Lake Mattoon; two stepsons, Aaron Quick of Lake in the Hills, IL and Jerod Quick of Mattoon, IL and a stepdaughter, Niki Quick of Charleston, IL.
He was preceded in death by his father, Howard Dolphus Taylor.
Dennis was a 1972 graduate from Atwood High School. He earned his Associate’s Degree from Lake Land College. He worked at Progress Industries in Arthur, IL as a welder for several years. In 2004 he took a job in maintenance at Port Canaveral, a cruise, cargo and naval port in Florida. It is one of the busiest cruise ports in the world. He retired from Port Canaveral in February of this year.
Dennis enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with family and friends.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.