Arch Edward Taylor, age 81, passed away on May 12, 2023, in Louisville, Kentucky.
He leaves his wife, Georgia Lee. Together, they had five children: son Jeremy Michael Taylor married to Christian Johnson Taylor, daughter-in-law Christina Porter Taylor, Adam Edward Taylor married to Neonta Doughty, Patrick Christopher Taylor and Skyllah Blu Balcon-Taylor. His son, Douglas, preceded him in death
Born on January 16, 1942, in Evanston, Illinois, to F. Morgan Taylor and Nette Bachman Taylor, he was the youngest of four children. His two brothers F. Morgan "Buzz" Taylor, Jr. and James Holmes "Jim" Taylor preceded him in death. He is survived by his sister Annette Kaue Taylor and her husband Randy Paterson, sisters-in-law Barbara Taylor and Claire Taylor and a beautiful assortment of nieces and nephews.
Arch grew up in Evanston, IL until high school when the family moved to Rochester, New York. There he attended Brighton High School and was voted "Best Looking" of the Class of 1961. He lettered in football, basketball, and track, and was awarded a scholarship to play football at the University of Pittsburgh in the fall of 1961.
After suffering a career-ending shoulder injury on the football field, Arch enlisted in the United States Navy and attended the Naval Electronic Technical School. He later attended submarine school and served on the USS Blueback and USS Woodrow Wilson. Arch enrolled in the NESEP Program at Purdue University in 1966, transferred to Navy ROTC, and graduated in 1970 with a degree in Metallurgical Engineering and a Naval Commission.
After retiring from the Navy in 1984 as a Lt. Commander he transitioned to the defense contracting industry and worked with General Electric, Purvis Systems, and Northrop Grumman.
Arch and Georgia Lee retired to Madison, Indiana in 2014. Arch enjoyed spending time with their grandchildren and working with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources to protect the woodlands of the Ohio Hideaway. Arch will be remembered for his leadership, hard work, and willingness to help others.
Arch is also survived by his grandchildren: Hunter, Jacob, Jonathan, Joshua, Adela, AJ, Andrew, and Finley and was a good and loving grandpa.
Friends Dewana Watson and Donna Thalacker were especially close friends and mourn his loss greatly.
The Republic of Elbonia Golf Federation, a prestigious and exclusive golf federation founded by Arch, will mourn the loss of their beloved founder.
Arch will forever be remembered as a respected Naval officer and contractor, a good leader, a thoughtful friend and an excellent caretaker. Arch will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
A family service will be held in the future to celebrate Arch's life.
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