Donald Wayne Taylor, 82, of Keokuk, passed away on Monday, August 16, 2021, at his home in Keokuk.
Donald was born on September 17, 1938, in Keokuk, Iowa, the son of Delbert and Edith (Carel) Taylor. On July 6, 1965, he was united in marriage to Nancy Davis in Keokuk, Iowa. She preceded him in death on July 20, 2017.
Donald was employed as a Union Laborer in the tri-state area for many years, working on many large projects throughout the area. He was a member of Calvary Foursquare Church in Keokuk, and a former member of Faith Assembly of God in Hamilton for many years. Donald enjoyed the great outdoors, and spent his free time mushroom hunting and fishing. He was a talented craftsman, creating custom knives and Native American jewelry that were desired by all. He stayed active walking his beloved companion dog Tanner, and read his Bible daily. Donald loved playing cards with his family and friends, and always played to win. Donald proudly served his country in the United States Navy, receiving his honorable discharge.
Donald is survived by two daughters: Pam (Byron) Keefe of Muscatine, Iowa, and Teresa (Rick) Harness of Lima, Illinois; his honorary son Jason (Christina) Scott of Santa Clarita, California; fourteen grandchildren: Patrick, Andrew, Leah, Christian, Grace, Drey, Ryan, Logan, William, Faith, Steven, Jerad, Cody and Kaine; four great-grandchildren: Chase, Sebastian, Lilian and Jaden; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Donald is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Nancy; and two brothers: Raymond and Jimmy.
Donald’s life will be celebrated with a memorial service at 3:30 pm on Sunday, August 22, 2021, at Calvary Foursquare Church in Keokuk. Visitation will be held at the church on Sunday from 2 to 3:30 pm directly before the service.
Tributes and condolences may be left at www.dejongsfuneralhome.com.
DeJong-Greaves-Printy Funeral Home of Keokuk is in charge of arrangements.