Harold Raymond Taylor, III

  • BORN: January 31, 1947
  • DIED: February 21, 2018
  • LOCATION: Columbia, Tennessee

Mr. Harold Raymond Taylor III, age 71, passed away on Wednesday, 21 February 2018, at Maury Regional Hospital, with his devoted wife Hellen by his side.

Harold was born in Woodbury, NJ to the late Harold R. Taylor, Jr. and Irma Meade Taylor, but became a Texan at age 16, from which he never recovered. He earned both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Chemical Engineering from Rice University in Houston, TX, where he met his future wife.

Harold began his engineering career at Texaco, Inc., continued for many years at CIBA-GEIGY, and finished at the Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. He was awarded a patent for wax filtration techniques and was the principal Process Design Engineer for several major chemical manufacturing facilities. He retired to Columbia, TN in 2004.

He was an outdoorsman, a voracious reader, a history buff, and an avid bridge player, becoming a Life Master in the American Contract Bridge League in February 2013, with the help of his friends at the Orion Bridge Club.

He is survived by Hellen, his wife of 47 years; sister Joanell (Bill) Parchen of San Antonio, TX; nieces Jennifer (Ian) Powell of Idaho and Jena (Nick) Halpin of Hawaii; great-niece Cambrien (Jeff) Graves of Kansas; great-nephews Samuel Halpin and Joshua Halpin of Hawaii; aunts Donna Richman of New Jersey and Jo Ann Hutchinson of North Carolina; sister-in-law Alyce Rowland of Texas; and many cousins. He is also survived by the Baynes of Louisiana, the Homans and Bricks of New Jersey, and the Lamberts of Texas, friends whom he considered chosen family.

His wife would like to express special gratitude to Harold's cousin Tod (Mary) Richman of New Jersey, whose caring and support was profoundly comforting, and to his neighbors, the Grooms families, whose many kindnesses sustained him and his wife.

The Family would like to extend their deep gratitude to the faculty and staff at Maury Regional Hospital for the compassionate care they provided, and especially to the staff of the CCU, who cared for Harold during his last few days.

A memorial service will be conducted in the near future. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements and condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com..

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