May 8, 1945 - April 15, 2021
Allen Taylor, Jr. was born on May 8, 1945 in Leary, Georgia to Allen Taylor, Sr. and Dollie Murphy Taylor. At an early age, Allen and his family moved to Mt. Dora, Florida where he was raised with his older siblings. Allen attended the Lake County School System. He graduated in 1964 from Eustis Vocational High School where he was known for being very athletic in all sports. While attending school, he met LaVera Russell who later became his wife of over 50 years. Allen was a truck driver for the Douglas Fertilizer Company in Zellwood, Florida for many years until his retirement. Allen was preceded in death by his Wife, LaVera Taylor; Father, Allen Taylor, Sr.; Mother, Dollie Taylor; Sister, Cora M. Thomas; Brothers: T.S. Taylor, Jimmie Lee Taylor and Emmett Lee Taylor; Father-in-law, Willie Ed Russell, Sr. and Mother-inlaw: Mattie Mae Russell. He leaves to cherish precious memories…Children: Tuahana Rhodes (Al) of Eustis, Florida, Allen Darren Russell (Tafferlon) of Tavares, Florida and Robert L. Taylor of Orlando, Florida; Sisters: IdaBelle Taylor Washington of Rochester, New York and Mae E. Taylor McClain of Syracuse, New York; Grandchildren: Shaunta Walters (Reggie) of Clearwater, Florida, Al Rhodes III, Derek Rhodes, Sr. and Darius Russell, all of Eustis, Florida, Allen Dontrell Russell (Deidra) of Tallahassee, Florida, and Shgloria LaVera Russell of Mt. Dora, Florida; Great Grandchildren: Jay Rhodes and Derek Rhodes, Jr., both of Eustis, Florida, Allen Dontrell Russell, Jr. and Corey Russell, both of Tallahassee, Florida and Callie LaVera Walters of Clearwater, Florida; Special Nieces: Dollie Taylor, Sandra Taylor, Linda Taylor and Sarah Taylor, all of Eustis, Florida; Special Great Nephews: DeAndre and TeAndre Lewis (Twins) of Mt. Dora, Florida; a Devoted Friend, Clarence Curry of Mt. Dora, Florida; one Brother-inlaw; four Sisters-in-law; and a host of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, other loving relatives and Friends.
Allen Taylor, Jr. was born on May 8, 1945 in Leary, Georgia to Allen Taylor, Sr. and Dollie Murphy Taylor. At an early age, Allen and his family moved to Mt. Dora, Florida where he was raised with his older siblings. Allen attended the Lake... View Obituary & Service Information
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