Obituary: Frank Isaac Taylor
Frank Isaac Taylor of McDonough, Georgia, a retired longtime Montclair Police Department patrol officer, detective and accident investigator and township resident, died on Feb. 9, 2023. He was 62.
Mr. Taylor was born to Grace L. and Frank M. Taylor in 1960 in Montclair. He obtained an education at Montclair High School and Florida A&M University.
Following that, he pursued a career in law enforcement with the Montclair Police Department; he could be seen throughout town and was a social butterfly. He had a 25-year tenure and was a mentor to many, representing dedication, leadership and strength.
Mr. Taylor was a member of police organizations such as The Sentinels 16 and the Police Benevolent Association.
In his spare time he was a youth football coach and was affiliated with the Masonic Eureka Lodge #52, Eastern Star, and a Shriner with Golconda Temple #24.
He retired from the Police Department in 2008 and moved to McDonough.
In retirement he worked as a security officer, including for four years with the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, where he received the Employee of the Year award in 2022.
Mr. Taylor was known for his work ethic, determination and perseverance, and for the examples he set. He was also known for his charm and smile, humor, funny sayings and being passionate about traveling, going on cruises, good food and sports – especially collegiate/professional football and baseball. He worked hard and played hard, as he believed in enjoying life to the fullest.
He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Taylor; children, Frank Taylor, Crystal Fitzgerald (Colin) and Raheem Barron (Pettrice); grandchildren, Carter Fitzgerald, Camden Fitzgerald, R.J. Barron and Temara Collins; great-grandchild, Jailynn Hayes; siblings, Stephanie Watkins (Joe), Susan Cottle (Wayne) and Stephen Taylor (Belindia), and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Union Baptist Church, 12 Midland Ave., with services Saturday, Feb. 25, at 10 a.m. at the church. Interment will be at Rosedale Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Martin’s Home for Service.