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In Memory of

Alvin Leslie Taylor

July 20, 1920 - March 19, 2015

Obituary


Services for Alvin Leslie Taylor of Lakewood, Colorado will be 10:00 am Monday, March 30, 2015, at Moore Funeral Home Chapel in Arlington with Dr. James Scirratt officiating. Burial will follow in Moore Memorial Gardens. Mr. Taylor passed away Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the age of 94.
Alvin was born July 20, 1920 in Childress, Texas to Zack Taylor and Eleanor Carpenter Taylor. He served in the United States Air Force during World War II. He was shot down over Belgium and taken prisoner and remained a prisoner until his prison camp was liberated...

Services for Alvin Leslie Taylor of Lakewood, Colorado will be 10:00 am Monday, March 30, 2015, at Moore Funeral Home Chapel in Arlington with Dr. James Scirratt officiating. Burial will follow in Moore Memorial Gardens. Mr. Taylor passed away Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the age of 94.
Alvin was born July 20, 1920 in Childress, Texas to Zack Taylor and Eleanor Carpenter Taylor. He served in the United States Air Force during World War II. He was shot down over Belgium and taken prisoner and remained a prisoner until his prison camp was liberated by the Russians at the end of the war in 1945.
He spent his working years using his specialty training in aeronautical engineering and electronics on top secret military projects for the government in places such as White Sands and was an integral part of the NASA Space Shuttle project.
Mr. Taylor was preceded by his wife Ester Marie Read Taylor, August 11, 2005 and by one son, David Glen Taylor, October 15, 2002.
He is survived by one son, Ricky Taylor of Littleton, Colorado.
Those choosing to give to a charity are encouraged to honor him with memorials to The National League of POW/MIA Families, 5673 Columbia Pike, Suite 100, Falls Church, VA 22041, www.pow-miafamilies.org.